CEC Wall of Fame: Class of 2013

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is the first in a series of articles highlighting this year's inductees into the CEC Wall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held Dec. 21 at about 7:15 p.m. between the school's annual alumni basketball games. A reception will follow:

Scott Cameron

Scott Cameron

Scott grew up with the sport of football.

He was the son of Brick Cameron who was a football referee and the driving force behind minor football in Truro for more than 20 years. He is the younger brother of Don Cameron, who was considered by many to be the best quarterback ever to play for the Cougars.

When Scott arrived at CEC, big things were expected of him and he certainly didn't disappoint. He played a different position in each of his three years with the Cougars. He started as a running back in Grade 10, switched to starting quarterback in Grade 11 and played as a defensive back in his senior year when he was a Metro High School Football League all-star with a league-leading 14 interceptions.

At Mount Allison University, Scott was a five-year starter from 1984 to 1989.

In 1984, as a rookie defensive back, he scored a touchdown in three consecutive playoff games. The first was in the AUS final against against Acadia after he blocked a punt. The second came in the Atlantic Bowl against Queens when he picked up a fumble and returned it for the winning score. The third came in the Vanier Cup after blocking another punt. Scott also made a pair of interceptions and was named defensive MVP as Mount Allison fell 22-13 to Guelph.

Upon his graduation in 1989, Scott was hired to teach in the Social Studies department at CEC. He joined the Cougars football coaching staff where he remained for the next 24 seasons.

From 1989 to 2003, he coached the defensive backs and was special team co-coach. During that span, the Cougars won seven provincial titles.

Scott took over as head coach from 2004 to 2009 and guided the Cougars to back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007.

Scott stepped down as head coach in 2010 but remained with the team to coach defensive backs and special teams until his retirement from coaching in 2013.

Scott also served as a sprinting coach with the Cougars track and field team from 1989 to 1997and was the official starter at district and regional meets for more than 15 years.

Scott learned from his father at an early age that it is important to give back to the sports from which one has gained so much.

Organizations: CEC, Metro High School Football League, Mount Allison University Social Studies department

Geographic location: Truro, Atlantic Bowl, Guelph

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