Scott Schaefer has been involved in coaching with the Benedictine Track and Cross Country programs since 2005. During his time as coach he has coached many all state VISAA and all state Catholic track athletes and multiple school record breaking relay teams. Also, he helped a runner become the Virginia Catholic Schools Cross Country State individual runner-up and a Maymont Cross Country Invitational individual race champion in 2009. Coach Schaefer won Cavalier Conference championships in cross country in 2008 and 2009 and in track in 2010. The outdoor track team has been State Catholic Runners-Up in 2010 and 2015. He was the Cavalier Conference Coach of the Year for Cross Country in 2007-2008.
Scott graduated from Benedictine in 1998 where he competed in cross country, indoor and outdoor track for all four years. Scott medaled at the outdoor VISAA championships in three years and in cross country in two years. In 1997, he finished in the top 5 in the VISAA Cross Country Championships and was the VISAA runner up in the 3200 meter run at the VISAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship Meet. During his time at Benedictine he was part of multiple school record relay teams including holding the 4 x 800 outdoor record that lasted from 1997 until it was broken in 2010. The 1998 outdoor track team that he captained won the first Virginia State Catholic Track Championship in over ten years and the first one in the coaching career of legendary Benedictine coach David Savage.
After graduating Benedictine he attended James Madison University where he earned a B.A. in English in 2002. Currently he works as an I.B. Language and Literature teacher at Saint Mary’s Catholic School in Henrico, where he is also a parishioner at the church along with his wife Angie and his son Logan who was born in 2012.
“Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win.” 1 Corinthians 9:24