“I believe that Track and Cross Country can help you learn lessons about being an adult, to learn selflessness, to help other people in this world. The lessons you learn from these two sports will carry over into anything that you do in life, it is an invaluable lesson.  Dedication, hard work, commitment to other people and to something bigger than yourself is what this is about.  Running is a lifelong sport.  Track and Field is the most diverse sport from both a physiological and socioeconomic standpoint in our country.  I want to give as many people as I can the opportunity to participate in both.” – Scott Brinen
Scott Brinen is the owner and head coach of Badger Track Club in Madison, Wisconsin. As a former University of WIsconsin Track and Field and Cross Country athlete, Scott has been coached and mentored by the best of the best including Martin Smith, Jerry Schumacher and Ed Nuttycombe, the winningest men’s track coach in Big Ten history. He brings these lessons and lifelong love of running into the mission of the Badger Track Club program, and extends into his involvement with Athletes Without Limits and as a Board Member for Girls on the Run South Central Wisconsin and a lululemon Brand Ambassador for Run.

Scott’s accomplished career began at Racine Horlick High School where he was introduced to running his sophomore year, training and growing into one of the state’s top distance runners competing and placing in WIAA state high school cross country and track meets year after year.

While at the UW, he was a member of 6 winning Big Ten Championship teams (2 Cross Country, 2 Indoor Track and 2 Outdoor Track), the only team in Big Ten history to win the distinguished Triple Crown three times. He competed in the 1,500, 3,000, 5,000, 10,000 meter events. Proud to be part of the winning legacy of the men’s running program, Scott has been active alongside other letter winners of UW sports and was the president of the  W Club from 2021-2022

Scott was chosen to be the Head US Track Coach for the 2019 Virtus (formerly Inas) Global Games in Brisbane Australia through Athletes Without Limits. He will be the Head USA Cross Country Coach for the 2022 Virtus World Cross Country Meet in San Diego, as well as the Virtus Global Games in Vichy France in June of 2023.  Also in 2019, he brought the USATF Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championship to Madison as the meet director in a partnership with the Madison Area Sports commission and Wisconsin USATF. In the fall of 2020, he joined the Girls on the Run of South Central Wisconsin board of directors.