St. Thomas Aquinas High School has hired Scott Dubben as its new varsity baseball coach for the upcoming spring 2018 season. He replaces 15-year STA coach Marc Schoff, who stepped down last November.
“I am excited to bring my passion and hard-working mentality to St. Thomas Aquinas High School,” Dubben said. “The coaching staff will look to build off an already successful program that Coach Schoff developed during his time at the helm. We will compete day in and day out and develop not only quality baseball players but respectable young men in the community.”
Dubben is originally from Roseboom, N.Y., and attended Oneonta State College where he majored in Criminal Justice and played shortstop for the SUNY Oneonta baseball team for four years. He was a two-year captain and was named All-Conference as a shortstop in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, he helped lead the Red Dragons to their first NCAA Regional Tournament appearance in school history.
Dubben spent one year as an assistant coach at Oneonta State and was signed by the New York Federals (Canadian-American Professional Baseball League) after that season.
In the fall of 2012, Scott joined Seacoast United as its first Director of Baseball. Since then he and his staff have built up one of the most successful programs in the Northeast. In the pat three years, Seacoast United Baseball has produced over 40 players who have moved on to play at the collegiate level.
"I look forward to bringing my knowledge and experience to St. Thomas that I've gained through running the program for Seacoast United," added Dubben. "We have built Seacoast United into a nationally ranked program in a relatively short period of time and I am hoping to have a similar impact on St. Thomas Aquinas."