Jacksonville University made another high-caliber addition to its coaching staff in the 2017 offseason. Scott Wingo, a two-time NCAA National Champion and the 2011 College World Series Most Outstanding Player, joined the baseball staff as a volunteer assistant coach on Friday, Sep. 22.
Wingo played college ball at South Carolina, where he was a four-year letterwinner from 2008-11 and played on both national championship teams in 2010 & 2011. In his senior year Wingo was named captain of the team, earned All-SEC First Team honors, and was the Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 College World Series. He also earned SEC All-Defensive team honors twice. His 254 career games with the Garnet & Black are the second-highest total in school history.
Wingo was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2011 MLB Draft in the 11th Round and spent three years in Dodgers organization, where he hit .249 through 261 career games with a .360 slugging percentage and a .390 on-base percentage. After his time with the Dodgers he served as a student assistant with South Carolina in 2015, coaching the infielders and hitters, then served as an assistant coach at the Wilmington Sharks, a member of the Coastal Plain League.
The 2016 & 2017 seasons he served as an assistant coach with North Greenville University while earning his Masters degree, and he was also promoted to head coach of the Wilmington Sharks during the 2016 summer season.
Wingo played high school ball at Mauldin High School, where he was named to the 2007 South Carolina AAAA All-State team and was a member of the 2007 SC/NC All-Star Select team.