About SCOTT BUTHERUS
Scott Butherus is a man of many hats in the Naples Daily newsroom. As well as being the staff's primary videographer and part-time photographer, he covers the Fort Myers Miracle, spring training for both the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox, and prep sports. His column on fishing and the outdoors appears every Thursday. He also has an expansive collection of actual hats and can often be seen rocking a fedora on the sidelines.
Prior to his arrival at the Naples Daily, Scott worked for The Tampa Tribune, WFLA Channel 8 and TBO.com as a multimedia journalist and online producer. During his time there, he was in the pressbox for both a Super Bowl and a World Series.
Scott is a native Floridian that has spent pretty much his entire life along the Gulf Coast. He was the first ever graduate student to earn a master's degree in multimedia journalism from the University of South Florida. He also holds a bachelor's degree from UCF with minors in mass communication, marketing, psychology and graphic design.
Scott has a wife, Krystal, an infant son, Cannon, and two very large dogs. When he isn't telling stories and taking pictures, Scott enjoys fishing, SCUBA diving and playing baseball.
College basketball notebook: New tournament format allowed FGCU to clinch on home court
Published 03/16/2014 at 10:19 p.m.
FORT MYERS — In years past, the Florida Gulf Coast University women’s basketball team would have had to settle for cutting down the nets from somebody else’s rim following a conference win.
College basketball: FGCU's Sarah Hansen leaves Alico Arena a champion
Updated 03/16/2014 at 10:23 p.m.
FORT MYERS — It was appropriate that Sarah Hansen scored the first bucket of the game — a driving layup to start off the afternoon — for the Florida Gulf Coast University women’s basketball team in the Atlantic Sun Conference ...
College basketball: FGCU women's bench brings support, theatrics after every three
Published 03/15/2014 at 7:11 p.m.
FORT MYERS — When the Florida Gulf Coast University women’s basketball team starts raining threes on the court, the “Bench Mob” goes bowling.
Spring training: Barron grad Chris Resop returns to Southwest Florida for fresh start with Red Sox
Published 03/13/2014 at 2:37 p.m.
FORT MYERS — Veteran pitcher Chris Resop had one of the shortest drives to get to spring training camp this year. The distance back to the big leagues, however, will be considerably farther.
Spring training: Ben Bradlee Jr.'s new book brings Red Sox's Ted Williams back to life
Published 03/12/2014 at 8:48 p.m.
For many baseball fans — particularly those born in the last three decades, Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Ted Williams is known more for his legacy than what led to its creaton.
Spring training: Twins’ Correia takes loss against Pirates
Published 03/12/2014 at 2:36 p.m.
Minnesota Twins starter Kevin Correia had a bit of a rough outing against his former club, taking the loss in a 8-4 win by the Pittsburgh Pirates at Hammond Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
College basketball: FGCU women's defense historically good in first half vs. Lipscomb
Updated 03/12/2014 at 2:01 a.m.
FORT MYERS — The Florida Gulf Coast University women’s basketball team prides itself on having a solid defense. In the first half of Tuesday’s 92-53 win over Lipscomb in the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament quarterfinals, the Eagles’ defense was more ...
Spring training: Expectations grow, but Minnesota Twins star prospect Byron Buxton stays the same
Published 03/10/2014 at 8:23 p.m.
FORT MYERS — Byron Buxton will be back. That much is certain.
Spring training: Boston's Jon Lester shines in spring debut vs. Rays
Published 03/10/2014 at 6:56 p.m.
FORT MYERS — Jon Lester was just happy to be back on the mound facing hitters on Monday.
College basketball: Mercer men get sweet revenge on FGCU, and NCAA tourney bid
Updated 03/09/2014 at 10:55 p.m.
FORT MYERS — Before Sunday’s Atlantic Sun tournament championship game, two members of the Mercer University band stood outside the back entrance of Alico Arena debating who would be the first one to enter Florida Gulf Coast University’s hostile environment.
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