As a multi-sports star at St. Mary's College H.S. in Berkeley, Scott accepted a football scholarship to play QB at Nevada in the Fall of 2005. But career-threatening shoulder injuries that required three surgeries within a year forced him to re-evaluate football. That probably worked out for the best: a phenom QB named Colin Kaepernick arrived on the Reno campus in 2006.
With years of rehab on both shoulders ahead, Scott took a job with the Sacramento River Cats, the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Selling season tickets during the day and working game-day operations at night, he rekindled his love for baseball -- particularly developmental baseball. Moreover, after a decorated career on the hill in high school, Scott got a taste for competing again.
After 2+ years of rehab, Scott returned to collegiate competition in 2008, pitching out of the bullpen for Sierra College Coach Rob Wilson on perhaps his best team in 19 years at the Wolverines' helm: the 2008 CCCAA championship, the nation's most impressive community college title. Scott parlayed his Sierra success into two seasons in the rotarion at NCAA Division II Cal State Monterey Bay.
FIrst things first: It's "Coach Tully," not "Coach Scott." It's not a matter of standing on formality: "My friends have always called me Tully, so my players picked up on that and have always referred to me as Coach Tully." At 24, he became one of the youngest assistant coaches on the NCAA landscape at his alma mater. Coach Tully moved on to become head coach at his high school alma mater before taking over the program at Las Lomas H.S. in Walnut Creek in 2022.
In 2011, the year he was hired as the pitching coach at Cal State Montery Bay, Coach Tully also assumed head-coaching duties for the California Collegiate League summer team that he and Dustin Chavez had formed in Alameda. The first Pearl team was anchored by local pitcher Kyle Berraclough of St. Mary's College, who turned out to be the Pearl's first and moist enduring major leaguer. From 2015-2023, Kyle has pitched primarily out of the bullpen for six MLB teams.
Coach Tully is a collector of degrees:
Bachelor of Science
Cal State Monterey Bay
Cal State East Bay
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