Scott Steel

Class of 1975

Scott has lived in Finneytown most of his life. His parents, Alex and “Boots,” moved to Finneytown in 1955. His father still lives in the house on Elmtree Avenue where Scott grew up with his sister Bonnie (FHS 1962), brother Jeff (FHS 1970) and twin brother Greg (FHS 1975). Scott attended Cottonwood Elementary School before moving on to Finneytown Junior and Senior High School. In high school, Scott earned junior varsity letters in baseball and basketball and three varsity letters in football. He was Co-Captain of the football team his senior year. He also participated in Student Council, Concert Choir, F-Club and was Class President his Freshman, Junior and Senior years. As Senior Class President, he initiated the Class of 1975 Scholarship Fund which raised $2,500 in scholarship awards for his classmates. In recognition of his service and leadership, Scott received the Finneytown Boosters Scholarship and the Kiwanis Club Outstanding Senior Award.


After graduating from Finneytown, Scott attended Miami University and earned a Bachelor’s in Education (1979). He also has a Master of Arts in Counseling from the University of Cincinnati (1986) and a Master’s in Education in Human Resource Development from Xavier University (1994).


Scott is a life-long member of Northminster Presbyterian Church where he was baptized in 1958. He is an ordained Presbyterian Elder and has led or served on the Strategic Planning, Stewardship, Fellowship, Nominating, and Evangelism committees. While Scott was serving as Northminster’s youth director he met his wife, Lynne. Scott and Lynne were married in 1985. From 1986 through 1989 they served as house parents at the Burns Home for Youth - a foster care facility for teenage boys sponsored by 7 local churches and the Hamilton County Juvenile Courts.


Scott and Lynne have four sons – Dan (FHS 2005), David (FHS 2007), Michael (FHS 2009) and Thomas who is in the 8th grade (FHS 2014). Through their interests in sports, Scott has had a chance to coach more than 20 soccer and basketball teams. He and his family organized the “Wildcat Pride” Basketball Tournament that raised $7,800 in 6 years for FAA Basketball. Scott has also helped organize the Sports Kick-off Event for the last 7 years. He has been the “Voice of the Wildcats” announcing the varsity football games for the last 6 seasons. In 2004, Scott received the “Champions Award” from the Athletic Department and this past August he also received the PTA Friend of Children Award.


For the past 20 years, Scott has led or worked in training departments at Fifth-Third Bank, Cinergy, Fidelity Investments, and Convergys Corporation. Currently, he is a Leadership Development Strategist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is also serving as Vice President on the Executive Board of the Camp Joy Outdoor Education Center.