Head coach Sasho Cirovski announced the hiring of former Terrapin All-American Scott Buete as assistant coach May 27, 2014.
Buete was instrumental in leading the Terps to a second consecutive Big Ten Tournament champioinship 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.
“I am delighted to bring Scottie back to College Park,” Cirovski said. “Scott epitomizes Maryland Soccer. As a local kid, he wore the Terrapin colors with great pride and was one of the fiercest competitors in our proud history.
“His passion and love for our program, along with his compassion for the growth and development of our student-athletes, will continue the tradition of great assistant coaches during my tenure. On behalf of Maryland Soccer nation, I want to welcome Scott.”
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.
“I’m very excited to be back home at the University of Maryland,” Buete said. “Maryland Soccer has never left my mind since I graduated and it is the reason for a great deal of my success on and off the field. It is an honor to be part of such successful program and I look forward to coming back on the coaching side.”
Buete is a native of Bowie, Md.