Scott Andrew Garet was born on March 12, 1985. He grew up playing games, sports, and pranks of all kinds with his family, and was eager to be in on all the action. So much so that, as an infant, he broke out of his play pen not once, but twice. His parents realized there was no holding him back then and there!!
Scott's desire was always to be a math teacher, and he graduated from Waynesburg University with a degree in Mathematics in 2007. After graduation he worked as a substitute teacher in a variety of subjects, and even used his elective French coursework as a long-term substitute for a French teacher at Washington High School. He was a private tutor for students in all mathematics disciplines, as well as those preparing for standardized tests.
The competitive spirit that was fostered by being the middle of three brothers drove Scott to excel in league and varsity sports throughout his school years. He was a member of countless cup and travel soccer teams, as well as the Trinity High School Boys Varsity soccer team all four years in high school, and the Waynesburg University soccer team in college. He and his younger brother, Jonathan, also coached for their older brother, Michael, during his tenure as Head Boys Soccer Coach at Canon-McMillan High School.
As a young professional, Scott was introduced to what would become his favorite pastime, and great passion: competitive distance running. Through friends, Scott became involved in the Washington County Road Runner Club, and participated annually in a variety of community, fund-raising, and memorial 5K races, as well as the Pittsburgh Marathon Relay, and the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon.
The outpouring of support during Scott’s illness and at his passing opened his family’s eyes to just how many lives he touched in his 26 short years. The Scott A. Garet Memorial Foundation has been created in an endeavor to increase awareness, raise funds, and allow Scott to continue impacting lives, albeit from afar.