Scott Pettit enters his sixth season as an assistant track & field coach at Washington University in 2016-17.
Pettit has been part of a WashU staff that has been tabbed as the University Athletic Association (UAA) Coaching Staff of the Year 12 times, including four honors and UAA titles last season.
Pettit joined the coaching staff in 2011-12 after four seasons as a pole vaulter for the Bears. In those four seasons, he was a two-time UAA champion in the pole vault, winning the conference title at the 2008 Indoor Championships and the 2010 Outdoor Championships. Overall, he was a four-time all-UAA honoree in the pole vault and a member of five conference championship teams. Pettit also served as a team captain for WashU in 2010 and 2011.
A native of Sheridan, Wyo., Pettit finished as the runner-up in the pole vault at both the 2007 Indoor and Outdoor State Championships for Sheridan High School. He added a third-place finish at the 2006 Outdoor State Championships, and was a team captain each of his last two seasons. Pettit graduated from Sheridan in 2007 as the school-record holder in the pole vault with a mark of 15-3/4.65m.
Pettit earned his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011. He currently works as a structural design engineer at Larson Engineering.