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Oregon Hall of Fame Coaching Staff
Scott McEldowney
Hall of Fame Inductee
Coach Info:
Position: Hall of Fame Inductee
Other Position: 2010 Inductee, Gymnastics (1975-78)
Scott McEldowney was the 1978 NCAA national champion on the rings. A four-year letterman for Oregon’s gymnastics team, McEldowney was a three-time Pac-8 rings champion (1976-77-78) and a two-time All-American (1977-78). During his career, he helped lead Oregon to a pair of fourth-place finishes at the NCAA championships in 1977 and 1978. As a senior, McEldowney was selected as the University’s Emerald Athletic Trophy winner, which is awarded to the school’s top senior student-athlete. That season, he was also one of only nine nominees for the Nissan-Emery Award, which is given to the nation’s top collegiate gymnast. During his career, McEldowney also claimed titles as the Pac Northwest rings champion from 1976-78, the UCLA Invitational rings champion in 1976 and 1978, and the Oregon Open rings champion in 1976-77. The Ducks won three straight Pac-8 championships during McEldowney’s final three seasons, as the Ducks accumulated an impressive 50-4 dual meet record over his four-year career.