Scott Edwin Davis (Scotty)
Heart of a Champion
Scott Davis was an accomplished, championship wrestler, a skilled musician/guitarist, an outstanding surfer, a skateboarder, a sport fisherman and most of all he was a friend with a heart and spirit that affected everybody that he knew. He had an unbelievable, infectious smile that created instant happiness for anybody that was with him.
In his freshman year at Mater Dei, Scott was immediately identified by his coaches as an individual with special talent, phenomenal stamina and a powerful drive to excel. He had exceptional intuitive wrestling skills and he was a Varsity wrestler all 4 years of his high school career. His senior year (2007) he was the league champion 152 lbs class, 2nd place Southern California CIF tournament and a participant in the California Masters Championship wrestling tournament. He was Champion.
Even after graduating from Mater Dei, Scott continued to be connected with the wrestling program by coaching at the spring break wrestling camp. This experience was extremely rewarding to Scott as he mentored the high school wrestlers.
Scott had many family members and many friends that loved him. When it became clear to the family that a miracle was not going to happen for Scott, a decision was made to donate his organs to somebody that needed a miracle. One Legacy helped place his heart, liver, pancreas and kidneys (2) with 5 different individuals that needed transplant organs to continue their lives.
In the years since Scott’s death the Davis family has been fortunate to meet the liver, kidney and heart recipients and their families. The Davis family feels a special bond with each recipient and their families and continue to stay connected while honoring the legacy of Scott.
In honor of Scott and the importance of wrestling during his short life a scholarship fund has been set up for graduating seniors involved in the wrestling program at Mater Dei. Qualifications are not academic based but include a coach’s recommendation and an essay describing what the graduating senior has learned from their participation in the Mater Dei wrestling program.