March 6, 2018 – Mount St. Mary's University Head Baseball Coach Scott Thomson will be inducted into the Carroll County Sports Hall of Fame on April 13 at a ceremony at Carroll Community College.
Thomson will be one of five members, along with Jerry Georgiana, Kenneth Kiler, Jay Moyer and Jesse O'Connell, to be inducted in this year's class.
Thomson, a Westminster High grad, was the Carroll County Times Baseball Player of the Year for three straight seasons spanning 1985-87, and is thought by many to be one of the county's best players of all-time. In 1986, Thomson won Most Valuable Player honors at the National Amateur Baseball Federation championship played in Youngstown, Ohio.
Thomson was drafted by Boston out of high school, but chose to play collegiately at Old Dominion, where he was a three-time All-Sunbelt Conference pick and the Virginia College Player of the Year in 1991. As a sophomore, Thomson was a Preseason All-American and nominee for Team USA, and followed it up by leading the nation in triples his junior season.
After his collegiate career, Thomson played independent ball before starting his coaching career. He worked as an assistant coach at Western Maryland prior to being named head coach at Mount St. Mary's in 1998.
Thomson, who guided the Mountaineers to a 2008 Northeast Conference Championship en route to being named the NEC Coach of the Year, is in his 21st season at the helm of program this year.