Former Terrapin All-American Scott Buete is in his fourth season as an assistant coach after being hired in May of 2014.
Buete has done nothing but win in his association with Maryland soccer, capturing a combined 128 wins, four conference tournament titles, three conference regular season titles and eight NCAA Tournament appearances in his nine seasons as a player and coach with the program.
The 2017 Terrapins opened the season unbeaten for 13 consecutive games. Buete helped mentor Big Ten Midfielder of the Year Eryk Williamson along with fellow first-team All-Big Ten selection midfielder Jake Rozhansky. Defender Donovan Pines was also an All-Big Ten pick as Maryland advanced to their 17th straight NCAA Tournament.
Maryland's 2016 season as historic as the Terps ripped through the regular season with and unbeaten 18-0-2 record. Between 2015 and 2017, Maryland went unbeaten in 33 straight regular season games. The Terps captured both the Big Ten Tournament and Regular Season titles. Forward Alex Crognale and Gordon Wild were named first-team NSCAA All-Americans and put eight players on All-Big Ten teams, including midfielders Eryk Williamson and Amar Sejdic. Crognale signed a homegrown contract with Columbus Crew and Chris Odoi-Atsem was selected in the MLS SuperDraft by DC United.
Buete was instrumental in leading the Terps to a second consecutive Big Ten Tournament championship in 2016, defeating top-seeded Ohio State in Columbus. Maryland bounced back from an early exit in the NCAA Tournament in 2015 with a trip to the quarterfinals where the squad ultimately fell to national runner-up Clemson in South Carolina. A league-high six Terrapins earned All-B1G honors, including two-time first-team pick Mael Corboz. Tsubasa Endoh and Ivan Magalhaes went on to be selected in the first and second round, respectively, of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.
In his first season back in College Park, Buete helped guide the Terps to the Big Ten regular season and tournament championship whlie mentoring five All-B1G selections including first team selections Mael Corboz, Chris Odoi-Atsem, Alex Shinsky, and Dan Metzger. Metzger and Shinsky were later selected in the MLS SuperDraft.
Buete was a three-year captain for Cirovski and the Terps from 2001-2003 and was an NSCAA First Team All-American in 2003 after snagging third team honors in 2002. He led Maryland to two College Cup appearances and an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title in 2002.
Following his collegiate career, Buete was a first round draft pick for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer and also had stints with the Atlanta Silverbacks, Charleston Battery and Tampa Bay Rowdies of the USL and the Baltimore Blast of the MISL. Most recently, Buete has served as the academy director for the Baton Rouge Soccer Club.
Buete is a native of Bowie, Md and starred at Bowie High School. He was a 1998 finalist for the U.S. U-18 National Team.