Scott Sidway

profileWhile some of his peers may call him a career nomad, Scott likes to describe himself more as a jack-of-many-trades.

Scott is Dallas-born and holds three college degrees: a bachelors and masters in music from TCU, and a bachelors in journalism from UNT. After graduating with his masters degree in trombone performance in 2011, he spent three years working a variety of jobs in the world of music, including four months on a cruise ship in the Caribbean (tough sledding), wedding bands, church bands, orchestras, and teaching private brass lessons to middle and high school students. He also worked two summers in a band at Disneyland, peformed on-stage at Carnegie Hall, at jazz festivals in Cuba and Italy,  and with the Barnum & Bailey Circus – no, not as a clown.

But teaching music wasn’t for him, so he decided to pursue something he was more passionate about: journalism. After two more years of college at UNT that included a news director position at KNTU and a sports editor position at the campus newspaper, Scott started working part-time at 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas as a reporter, SportsCenter anchor, producer and board operator. He covered everything from Texas Rangers games to the final Dallas Cowboys practice at Valley Ranch. He’s also covered high school football for the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Stars for WFAA.com.

In addition to still playing trombone (and occasionally rapping) in a party band, Scott also covers FC Dallas for the Major League Soccer website. When not working, he enjoys watching and talking sports (Go Frogs), making painfully cheesy puns, correcting people’s grammar, convincing people the Oxford comma is important, and winning fantasy football leagues. He also has a horrible habit of misplacing iPhone chargers and sunglasses – so if you find a pair laying around, they’re probably his.

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