CHRISTY WINTERS SCOTT, DIRECTOR
Christy Winters Scott is currently a basketball color analyst for college basketball games for ESPN, FSN, The Big Ten Network (BTN), NBC Sports Washington, and Raycom Sports. She has been the lead analyst for BTN Women’s Basketball since 2016. Some of her earlier jobs were to serve as an analyst for ACC Women's games, the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, SEC games, and she has been serving as an analyst for the NCAA women's basketball tournament since 2012. She also calls WNBA games for the Washington Mystics. She has been the host of the NBA's Washington Wizards pre-game and post- game shows on NBC Sports Washington since 2012, and she also has served as an NBA Analyst for the Wizards for NBCSW.
The Reston, Virginia native played high school basketball at South Lakes High School. Winters-Scott was the greatest female player to play at South Lakes. Winters-Scott led the Seahawks to a 29–0 record, and she helped them to win the 1986 Virginia AAA State Title during her senior season. Winters-Scott was named DC Metro Area All-Met player of the year by the Washington Post, The Washington Times, and The Fairfax Journal, while averaging 23 points, 14 rebounds, and six blocks per game. Winters-Scott scored 1,785 points, 1,075 rebounds, and 492 blocks for her high school career. Winters-Scott, then known as Christy Winters, eventually elected to the South Lakes Athletics Hall of Fame alongside Grant Hill, who said, "it feels good to be recognized as the male Christy Winters" during his acceptance speech.
Winters-Scott decided to change her focus to coaching after her playing career. She became an assistant coach for George Mason from 1993-1997, Maryland from 1997-2002, and Georgetown from 2004-2005. Winters-Scott left Georgetown in 2005, in order to accept the head coaching position for her alma mater, South Lakes High School. The South Lakes team had a record of 0–21 in the year before her arrival. She turned around the program by 2009. The team's record was 19–4, and she earned the Liberty District Coach of the Year Award. The South Lakes team qualified for the Virginia State Tournament in 2013 with a 24–6 record. It was the school's first trip to the state tournament since Winters-Scott won the state championship as a player in 1986.
Winters-Scott earned the "Women In Sports" Coach of the Year Award in 2013. She was recognized as the top female coach, in any sport, in Fairfax County, Virginia. Winters-Scott began to broadcast and produce shows for the Roundball Report, on CTV76 in Maryland, during her coaching tenure at South Lakes.
Winters-Scott lives today with her husband, Jerome Scott, and three children: Jerome, Brianna, and Jordan, in Reston, Virginia. Winters-Scott broadcasts 20 to 30 college games a year, all Mystics TV games, Wizards games, and coaches her high school alma mater. Winters-Scott also holds an impressive resume of awards: ACC 50th Anniversary Team, South Lakes Athletic Hall of Fame, University of Maryland Hall of Fame, ACC Women's Basketball Legend, Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism, Distinguished Terrapin Award, and was most recently recognized by ESSENCE Magazine as one of the top 12 African American female sports reporters in the Country.