Scott Harff joined the Trinity-Pawling faculty in 2015 as an Economics teacher and hockey coach, after two years of playing hockey professionally. “The opportunity to be a hockey coach in the Founders League was something that I could not pass up,” says Harff. “The teaching part comes very naturally as I draw many parallels between it and coaching. I enjoy getting to know the boys on several levels and pushing them towards excellence, both academically and athletically.”

Most recently Harff has been appointed Assistant Director of College Placement for the 2017-2018 school year. Harff is most excited about the opportunity to help students achieve their goals. “I know first hand from coaching hockey that watching a kid you have worked closely with choose a college is one of the most rewarding feelings out there and I am thrilled to be a part of that process,” Harff explains. Having been recruited himself, at both Division I and Division III levels, Harff hopes to offer student-athletes a fair and honest assessment of the challenges that they will face at each level.

“Scott Harff brings four vital things to the college office,” says Director of College Placement Slade Mead. “First, he played both Division I and III athletics, thereby making him an invaluable resource for our athletes. Second, Scott writes extremely well. I am excited to have him authoring and polishing SSR letters for the seniors. Third, he brings an amazing ability to question and challenge ways of doing things. Already, in the time I have started working with him he has made some keen observations which will make the office work better. Lastly, he brings a rapport with the kids which is invaluable. It seems everyone likes Harff. Needless to say I am delighted to have him be part of the college office.”