Scott O’Leary

Scott O'Leary, Hall of Fame Coach

Scott O'Leary, Hall of Fame Coach

Scott O’Leary dedicated his teaching career to Dos Pueblos for 34 years as a P.E. teacher, department chair, baseball coach and athletics director. He also coached at all levels of football, and, prior to becoming athletics director, he officiated basketball. The Santa Barbara and Goleta communities lost a pillar with his death last year after a battle with cancer.

O’Leary began teaching and coaching at Dos Pueblos in the fall of 1969 and was named athletics director in 1980. He served as head baseball coach, head football coach and A.D. from 1985-89.

O’Leary prided himself not on statistics and records, but on his ability and dedication to encourage every student to participate in multiple teams and clubs – whether they were athletic, academic or performance groups. O’Leary wanted every student to have a positive experience at Dos Pueblos and in their high school careers.

While O’Leary did not focus on his records, they were impressive. He had over 350 career wins as a baseball coach and led 14 CIF playoff teams, 4 Channel League Champion teams and one ClF Finalist team. O’Leary ‘s commitment to student athletes extended beyond Dos Pueblos High School as he served on numerous boards and committees.

A 1961 graduate of UCLA, O’Leary was a catcher for the Bruin baseball team and served as UCLA Freshman Baseball team coach. O’Leary is survived by hi s wife, Kathy, and two children, Roarke and Kieran. His presenter this evening will be Dick Mires.