Scott Cappos is Director of Field Events at the University of Iowa, where he has coached for 13 years. A USATF Level III Certified Coach in the throws and USATF Level II Certified Coach in the jumps, he was named USTFCCCA Men's Midwest Region Throws Coach of the Year in 2007. He also served as an assistant coach on the United States Pan American Junior Athletics Championships for the throws and high jump.
Cappos joined the Hawkeyes after serving as an assistant coach at Western Michigan University, where he trained seven All-Americans and won two MAC and CCC team titles. He started his coaching career at West Salem High School in Wisconsin. Several of his former athletes have represented their countries in various international competitions, including the Olympic Games and the World Championships.
A five-time Canadian national champion, Cappos competed in several international competitions, including the Pan American Games in Argentina, the Francophenic Games in France, the World University Games in England and the Commonwealth Games in Canada. At Indiana University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Kinesiology, he was a three-time All-American and the Big Ten shot put champion in 1990 and 1991.