A true St. Louis legend, Jim Scott passed away peacefully on August 27th, 2019 at his home in High Hill, Missouri following a brave, lengthy battle with PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy)
Jim founded the Scott-Gallagher Soccer Club out of the family home in Florissant, MO. Intended to be a small, north county club where local kids could play competitive soccer under great coaches, Scott-Gallagher Soccer Club grew beyond the family’s wildest dreams. The original club consisted of four select boy’s teams. Just a few years after its inception, the Scott- Gallagher U-19 boys team won the club’s first National Championship in the 1981 McGuire Cup. In 1983, the club received wide recognition for its unprecedented achievement of winning four Regional Championships in the same year. In 1984, Scott-Gallagher S.C. notched its second McGuire Cup National Championship, and then again in 1991. The club later merged with Busch/St. Louis and Metro United in Illinois and is regularly ranked among Soccer America’s top soccer and continues today under the name of St. Louis Scott-Gallagher, serving thousands of young girls and boys in the St. Louis and Metro East areas in their passion to play. For these accomplishments and for his significant contributions to the St. Louis soccer community, Jim Scott will be honored with the Monsignor Jimmy Johnston Award at this year’s St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Banquet on October 11th, 2019.
Join us as we celebrate Jim’s life and legacy on Monday, September 9th, 2019 at Pitman Funeral Home-Wentzville, MO. Visitation with family will be from Noon-3pm. All are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 3:00pm and Dinner Reception immediately following.
Donations in Jim Scott’s honor can be made to the St. Louis Scott-Gallagher Living Legacy Fund : One Soccer Park Drive, Fenton Missouri 63026, or online at: http://www.slsgsoccer.com/community/living-legacy-scholarship and click on the green Jim Scott Scholarship button.
The St. Louis Scott-Gallagher Living Legacy Fund is an endowment that allows for scholarships to be awarded to deserving local soccer players who display talent and passion for the game, but may not have the resources and support to join the club and continue developing as a valued player.