This archived article was written by: Valeria Moncada
Scott Madsen was chosen as USU Eastern employee of the quarter by a committee f staff members.
Madison was judged on: productivity and quality of work, dependability and reliability, knowledge and expertise, personal qualities, such as team oriented, positive attitude, the ability to relate to others and it also includes contributions and achievements.
“Coach Madsen is disciplined and he strongly believes in hard work,” said Joe Barta, one of the USU Eastern baseball players. Kort Christoffersen, another USU Eastern baseball player said, “The fact that he is always on us and makes us work hard makes him a great coach.”
Madsen’s favorite part about working at USU Eastern is working with the people.
One of his favorite memories was watching the school improve throughout the years.
Madsen’s advice for new employees at USU Eastern is, “make sure to meet everyone that you can; because they are such good people.” If money were no object, Madsen would still coach baseball.
The first thing Madsen would like people to notice about him is that he is a hard worker that is trying to improve the people that he associates with.
“The most satisfying thing that I do every day is that I feel like I improve the people that I associate with,” said Madsen. “If I were to choose someone as my mentor, I would pick Coach [Dave] Paur.”
“His strengths go along with hard work and he is very understanding with family and baseball,” said Barta.
Christoffersen also added; “He is always there for people when they need something. He reminds me of Denzel Washington, when he acts in ‘Remember the Titans.’” Barta also said Madsen reminds him of Samuel L. Jackson, in “Snakes” on a plane.
Madsen has many qualities, some of the players wish they had a few of them. Christoffersen and Barta both said his dedication to his family and everything else.
He said, “The longest day of my life was the day that I became head coach, it seemed like everything I did was going the way I had planned.”