Scott Benett | Beginning Throws | NOTES
Coach Scott Benett has been coaching the field events for over 40 years. He has coached on the Division 1 and Division 3 levels as well as the high school level. Coach Benett has a masters degree in Bio Mechanics which along with his trained eye to identify technical movements has enabled him to be a very successful Field Events Coach. Coach Benett coached Olympian Andy Bloom who threw over 71 feet in the shot put and over 224 feet in the discus. He also coached one of the United States greatest female discus throwers Olympian Aretha Thurmond-Hill. Most recently Coach Benett has worked with Curt Jensen who threw over 70 in the shot put in 2018. Coach Benett’s college athletes have included 7 men over 60 feet and 2 women over 57 feet as well as many other successful throwers. Coach Benett has spoken at multiple state track clinics including Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri and several others. He has also spoken at multiple National Throws Coaches Associations Clinics along with presenting at the USATF development camps.
Coach Benett has the unique ability to easily identify technical faults and can correct those faults with a simplified drill based approach.