Scott Krotee wrapped up his fourth season as a volunteer assistant coach on the Saint Joseph’s men’s soccer staff in Fall 2017. Krotee’s primary responsibility is working with SJU’s goalkeepers.
From 2016-17, Krotee coached goalkeeper Greg O’Connell to three Philadelphia Soccer Six Defender of the Week honors and two Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Week honors in a pair of seasons in which O’Connell recorded nine wins and seven shutouts in 34 appearances. Under Krotee’s direction and in just two seasons as SJU’s primary goalkeeper, O’Connell broke into SJU’s all-time top ten in career goals against average (1.54), career saves (150, through 35 career matches), and career shutouts (7).
From 2014-15, Krotee coached goalkeeper Bobby Edwards to 2014 Philadelphia Soccer Six All-Rookie Team honors, as well as six weekly accolades between the A-10 and Philadelphia Soccer Six. Additionally, Krotee coached O’Connell to Philadelphia Soccer Six Defender of the Week honors after the sophomore’s first collegiate appearance in 2015.
Previously, Krotee played professionally for four years. In 2015 and 2016, he was ranked among the “Top 100 American Goalkeepers Prospects for the 2018 World Cup.”
Most recently, he was the goalkeeper for the Harrisburg Heat out of the Major Arena Soccer League. In 2015-16, he played 10 matches totaling 194 saves in 578:55 for a .721 save percentage. In 2014-15, Krotee played one full match, making 13 saves, before suffering a season-ending injury.
Prior to the Heat, Krotee signed with MLS’s Columbus Crew USL Pro affiliate club Dayton Dutch Lions on June 2, 2014 and appeared in one match over the course of that season.
From 2013-14, Krotee competed for the Pennsylvania Roar of the Major Indoor Soccer League. In nine games with the Roar, he posted a .706 save percentage in 346:34 to earn MISL All-Rookie Team accolades.
In 2012, Krotee made appearances with Reading United AC, the MLS’s Philadelphia Union player-development partner, in the Premier Development League, with whom he posted a 0.55 goals-against average in 165 minutes in net.
Krotee enjoyed a decorated four-year career as a Division I goalkeeper at Gardner-Webb University from 2008-12. Krotee ranked fifth nationally in total saves (107) and sixth nationally in saves per game (5.94) in his senior season and led the Big South in shutouts as a junior. He graduated with school records for lowest career goals-against average (1.39) and lowest single-season goals-against average (1.10).
A 2012 College Sports Madness All-Big South Preseason Second Team selection, the senior captain was twice named to the Soccer For A Cure All-Tournament Team and earned 2011 Big South Conference Championship All-Tournament Team honors. In 2008, he received the inaugural Wilson Soccer Alumni Association Scholarship and was a member of the Disney Soccer Showcase National Championship squad.
Krotee spent three seasons with Reading United AC U-20 from 2006-09. Prior to that, he was a member of the Olympics Development Program First Team (USA EPYSA) from 2002-04.
Krotee earned his master’s degree in international marketing from Saint Joseph’s University in Fall 2015.