Coached By: Mike Bowler
By the time Scott Reh was born, his father George was a well-respected head coach in Suffolk County. He was the track coach at Bellport when former NBA star Randy Smith was on the team and was also a longtime coach at Newfield. Competition was in his blood.
Reh started playing lacrosse in junior high. A varsity golfer for three years, he excelled quickly on the lacrosse field, was a three-time All-County selection, and named All-American his senior year when he scored 55 goals and added 99 assists to have one of the best single seasons in New York State history. He was voted Athlete of the School in both his junior and senior years.
His senior year at Rocky Point was one of legend and was voted Athlete of the School for the second year in a row. He was on a state championship soccer team in the fall, was All-County in soccer again for the third time, the team MVP for a second time, then had a storybook season on the lacrosse field and finished the year as the Enners Award winner in 1985.
In a career marked by many big goals and plays, Reh is most fond of playing against Ward Melville and Joe Cuozzo, who later became a coach at Mount Sinai, where Reh is currently the athletic director. He also played four years with his younger brother Jeff, which was special.
Reh stayed local and went to Adelphi from 1985-1989. He was the school’s first two-time captain and led the team to a No. 3 ranking in the nation when it was still competing at the Division I level.
Reh recalls beating Syracuse, 19-9, at home against the legendary Gary Gait, and nearly beating Cornell twice and Maryland once in big games. He helped the Panthers get into the NCAA tournament in 1987 and 1989, led the team in assists in three of his four years, finished his career ranked second all-time in assists, and is also ranked in the top five in points and ground balls.
He played three years with his brother Jeff at Adelphi also, and their younger brother Gary played for the Panthers in the early 1990s, as well. Last year, Reh was inducted into the Adelphi Athletic Hall of Fame.
After college, Reh was a grad assistant at Stony Brook University where John Espy and Greg Cannella were coaching at the time. He coached football, soccer and lacrosse at New Hyde Park and then became the first full-time athletic director at Mount Sinai in 2000, where he is in charge of health, physical education, nursing and grounds.
If you look at Reh's hand you'll notice a large ring and if you look closer, you'll see something very unique. It signifies his major accomplishments as an athlete and coach. He won a Long Island championship as a coach with New Hyde Park football, a state title as a player at Rocky Point and a state championship as an athletic director at Mount Sinai. It has all of those teams and games, as well as MVP of the state title game, his number 10 and on one side it says Enners to commemorate possibly his greatest achievement.