“He wasn’t feeling great, but he tried to come to work,” Nelson said.
Scott left school to seek medical treatment, and he was diagnosed with leukemia the same day. He was hospitalized at Northside Hospital, where he died the following morning, Nelson said.
“It was a rough day Tuesday,” Nelson said. “It was just a somber, quiet day. Everybody took care of each other.”
Since joining the Cass staff in 2007, Scott held numerous jobs including head boys golf coach, an assistant football coach, and an assistant basketball coach before becoming the head coach. He taught special education and Social Studies and previously served as the school’s graduation coach.
Scott was an active part of the school community, always supporting other groups on campus, such as the band, Nelson said. He was always willing to help out, and his impact was known in the community. In recent years, Scott had recruited his best friend and fellow coach, Bobby Hughes, to also come to Cass. The two previously worked together in Macon.
The viewing for Scott will be held at Owens Funeral home on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Cass High School. A separate memorial service will be held in Tennessee.
Scott is survived by his wife, Tensi Howard Scott; daughter and son-in-law, Cieanna and Brad Sisk of Winchester, Tenn.; son, Trey David Scott of Cartersville; grandson, Lucas Sisk; parents, Earl and Judy Scott of Georgetown, Ky.; and sister and brother-in-law, Lana and Mark Pennington, also of Georgetown.