I Am Sandy - Scott Bell
Scott Bell moved to Sandy almost 11 years ago. He was born in Washington, D.C. but spent most of his youth in West Jordan, Utah. He graduated from West Jordan High School, served a mission in the Micronesia Guam Mission, and attended Brigham Young University. While at BYU, he wrote for the BYU student newspaper. He graduated with a degree in journalism and started a job with the Provo Daily Herald, soon becoming the beat writer for the BYU football and basketball teams. He has always been passionate about sports, and really enjoyed that job. But after working for a couple of years, he decided to pursue a law degree. He graduated from Duke Law School and started work at Parsons Behle & Latimer as a business litigator. He currently works for Dyno Nobel as Senior Corporate Counsel.
Scott moved to Sandy in 2009 with his wife and three kids. He soon began coaching his oldest son in soccer with the Sandy City Recreation Program. He has continued to coach over the last 10 years. His family has now grown to five children and he has had the opportunity to coach four of them. Outside of family time, coaching has been one of his favorite hobbies. He has coached dozens of boys and girls through the Sandy City Recreation Program. He will continue to be the assistant coach for both his son’s and daughter’s teams this coming spring. He has been able to influence the progress of many young children that start soccer with few developmental skills. Over the course of several seasons, he has helped them improve to become strong players and teams. For Scott, he says it has been so rewarding to be a part of this process.
One of his favorite things about coaching is running into players he has coached over the years in the community. He has a vested interest in their lives and it makes him happy to see them. Scott can’t hide his smile and genuine pleasure when they see him and call him “Coach”.