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Scott Jones transferred to Kaskaskia College in the Fall of 1973 from the University of Missouri. Scott was a member of the basketball and baseball programs at Kaskaskia College and led in the highest batting average as a sophomore.
Scott transferred to Eastern Illinois University, earned his degree in Political Science and then received a law degree from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. He served as a member of the Kaskaskia College Adjunct Faculty in Criminal Justice.
Scott was active in education and in the community, promoting athletics and the ideas of good sportsmanship as a high school basketball referee for over thirty years. Scott officiated three Illinois High School State Tournament finals games, served as a Great Rivers Athletic Conference Assigner for eight years, served on the Illinois High School Athletics Rules and Interpretations Committee for over twenty years and received a twenty-five year award for his selfless dedication and service.
Scott served as an adjunct faculty member for the Kaskaskia College Criminal Justice program and is a Centralia High School Hall of Fame and a Centralia Sports Hall of Fame honoree. Scott was inducted posthumously into the Kaskaskia College Athletic Hall of Fame.