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Dorian Scott, a 2008 Olympian and two-time World Championship finalist in the shot put, was named an assistant track and field coach on Sept. 12, 2011.
"Dorian proved to be the best fit for the direction of our program on many levels," Burrell said. "The fact that he turned down the opportunity to compete at this year's IAAF World Championships in order to make the move from Florida to San Diego tells me he is committed to the vision of the program and believes he can make a difference.
"Dorian is a talented young coach who without a doubt will make his mark on SDSU's throwing program very quickly. Adding another coach with elite coaching and competitive track and field experience in the throwing events sets this program up for some special things to come."
Scott comes to Montezuma Mesa after spending the last four years as an assistant throws coach at Florida State. At FSU, Scott worked under associate head coach (throws) Harlis Meaders, who has coached seven different athletes on the men's and women's teams to 15 All-America awards.
"I'm excited about having a chance to be on this coaching staff at San Diego State," Scott said. "There has been great success here the past few years and I'd like to help this program become a national power."
Scott, who is a USA Track and Field Level One and Level Two certified coach in the throwing events, has also been an assistant director and shot put and discus instructor at the Florida State Track and Field Winter Camp, and a shot put and discus instructor at the Throwers `R' Us Throwers Clinic and the Embry Riddle Throwers Clinic.
Prior to working with the Seminoles, Scott was a member of the Jamaican team at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Competing in the shot put, Scott finished 15th with a throw of 65 feet, 5 inches. Scott was also a two-time World Championship finalist, a sixth-place finisher at the 2008 World Indoor Championships, a NCAA All-American and a Pan American Games silver medalist. Additionally, Scott was a seven-time Jamaican national champion, Central American & Caribbean Games gold medalist, a Central American & Caribbean Championship gold medalist and the Jamaican national and junior national record holder in the event.
Scott earned a bachelor's degree in social science from Florida State in 2007.