Scott joined the Highlanders in 2013 from Hamilton where he had been coaching the Waikato ITM Cup for the previous two season. Scott was also a member of the coaching team, fulfilling various roles, at the Chiefs from 2009-2012. During his playing career, Scott featured in 123 first class games, including 10 Tests for the All Blacks between 1995 and 2001. In 2002 he took up a playing contract with Toshiba Brave Lupus in 2002 and played until his retirement in 2009.
Scott has been successfully appointed as the All Blacks Defense coach and will take up this position at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby season.