Scott Pickler
Scott Pickler
Nickname: Pick
Title: Head Coach Emeritus
Organization: Baseball
City: Cypress
State: CA
ZIP Code: 90630
Country: USA
Phone: 714-484-7473
Previous College: San Diego State

Scott Pickler is one of the most respected veteran community college coaches in the nation.  The 2016 CCCAA Coaching Achievement Award winner is in his 35th year with the Chargers, leading Cypress to five state championships (1991, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2013) and four runner-up finishes (1996, 1999, 2004, 2007). Pickler, who served as a coach for the 1995 USA Baseball National Trials, has a career record of 981-493. He also has coached for 18 years in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer League. In 2004, 2006, 2007, 2014 and 2015 he led the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox to the Cape Cod League Championship. 71 of Pickler's Cape League players have moved on to play in the Major Leagues.

Pickler took over a struggling Cypress program in 1985 and quickly turned the Chargers into a respected California powerhouse. He has been chosen the National Coach of the Year for California Community Colleges four times.

With all of his professional accomplishments, Pickler’s biggest victories and proudest moments come when he sees his athletes move to four-year universities or the professional ranks. 310 student-athletes have received scholarships, and 120 plus players have been selected in the Major League Draft. There have been 20 former Chargers who have been brought up to the Majors in Pickler’s tenure, earning over $137 million dollars.

Before coming to Cypress, Pickler had an outstanding high school coaching career. In six seasons at Savanna and Loara high schools, he posted a combined record of 123-36 and won the CIF championship with his 1983 Loara squad. Pickler is a 1968 graduate of Savanna High School where he was named Athlete of the Year and inducted into the Hall of Fame alongside his brother (Brad Pickler) in 2016. He attended Cypress College and earned all-conference recognition under Coach Larry Mercadante. He earned a degree in physical education from San Diego State University and played second base for the Aztecs.

Coach Pickler was inducted into the Cypress College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2017 and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Fame in 2019.

Pickler has been married to his wife Sharon for over 40 years. She worked as a teacher's assistant for autistic children. Together they have two children, Kari and Jeff. Kari graduated from UCLA and was the song leader for the Bruins. She also danced on Broadway for the musical "Big". She is currently married to her husband Chris and they have two children, Bailey and Brandt. Jeff played college baseball, one year at Cypress College earning all-league status then went to the University of Tennessee. Jeff was the SEC Player of the Year, consensus 1st team All American, and academic all American in 1998. He eventually signed with the Brewers and spent eight years playing professional baseball. Jeff's wife Erica is a science teacher.