The Del Norte High Warrior football season has just ended and basketball is about to start.
A short time ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with Scott Alexander and got to know this classy young man that now leads the Warrior boys varsity basketball program. Alexander is starting his second season as head coach.
Scott is a 1992 graduate of Redding Christian High School in Redding. He played basketball and baseball for four years. After high school graduation he attended Baptist College in Missouri, where he continued his basketball career.
After leaving college he returned to Redding, where he coached basketball at his old high school as a varsity assistant for two years. In 1999, Scott moved to Crescent City, where he became youth pastor of the Smith River Baptist Church.
Scott’s sister was a senior at Del Norte at the time and introduced Scott to Kurt Burrows, who was the Warriors varsity head coach at the time.
He let coach Burrows know he was interested in coaching and Kurt took him on as a varsity assistant for the next three years.
At the start of his fourth year Scott was asked to take over the freshman team. He says this was a great experience, as he now had to apply what he had learned on his own.
After one year with the freshman and with Blaine Lopez taking over as the varsity head, Scott was given the position of head JV coach. He worked in that position for four years.
Scott’s says the experience of working with Kurt and Blaine was of real value as he learned so much from them. Last year, when Blaine stepped down Scott stepped up into his first varsity head coaching experience. As Scott looks forward to his second year in this position, he is excited about the squad’s prospects.
Scott is married to wife Dawn and they have two young children. As I have gotten to know this young man I really respect what he does for our youth. He is a welcome addition to the Warrior family.
Dick Trone writes on his reflections and the history of Del Norte High Warrior sports. Trone, who played football for the Warriors, had an illustrious career on the gridiron at Humboldt State University. Trone was head football coach at Del Norte High for a number of years before retiring.