|Phone:||(336) 272-7102, ext. 341|
|Position:||Head Coach/Aquatics Coordinator|
Scot A. Budde (buddy) is in his sixth year leading the Greensboro College women's swimming team. Budde was hired in July, 2007, and also serves as the Director of Aquatics at GC's Royce Reynolds Family Student Life Center Pool.
In 2011-12, Budde led the first year Pride men's swimming team to its first dual meet victory in school history.
This past season, the women posted an 8-5 record in their inaugural season in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and placed fifth at the Conference Championship. The Pride had a number of strong performances, led by ODAC Swimmer of the Year and three-time conference champion Emma Phillips.
Phillips, who set a conference record in the 200 IM, joins Alex Cooke as former Pride swimmers to earn top conference honors under Budde's tutelage. Cooke was named Atlantic States Swimmer of the Meet in 2009. She later became the first Pride swimmer to compete at the NCAA Championship, where she earned All America honors in the 100 backstroke.
Prior to this past season, Budde helped lead The Pride women to
three consecutive fifth place finishes at the Atlantic States
Championships. In 2009-10, The Pride matched the best dual
meet winning percentage in school history one year after recording
a school record nine dual meet wins.
After the 2009 and 2011 Conference meets, Budde earned the Atlantic States Coach of the Year honor.
An intercollegiate swimmer at the University of Maryland, Budde
was twice team captain, as well as a two-time recipient of the
prestigious Diehl Award for extraordinary dedication. As a
student-athlete, Budde qualified for the Athletic Honor Roll
four years, and was also a two-year member of the University of
Maryland Student-Athlete Council.
After a one year stint as the head women’s water polo coach at the University of Maryland, he became an assistant men’s and women’s swim coach at George Mason University in 2005 to 2007. Budde was responsible for designing sprint, middle-distance, distance, and stroke-oriented workouts and providing in-depth stroke evaluations and had a major role in recruiting.
Budde was at George Mason University after serving as the Aquatics Director at the Gilman School in Baltimore, MD from 2000-04. While at the Gilman School, Budde was a physical education teacher, pool operator, and also handled several coaching responsibilities at all levels for both swimming and water polo. Budde was also an assistant swim coach for the Mariners Swim Club (2000-04).
Budde also coaches the youth swim team at Green Valley Park in the summer, and is the head site coach at Greensboro College for Star Aquatics. He and his wife, Melissa, live in Greensboro. They have two young sons: Klete and Brody.