About Scott Beigel

Scott Beigel was a teacher. A cross-country coach. A counselor. A son. A brother. An uncle. A grandchild. A nephew. A cousin. A friend.

He died a hero for his actions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where he taught geography and coached cross-country.

For 28 summers camp was Scott’s home away from home. He first went to camp at the age of seven. His mother Linda gave him pre-addressed and stamped “fill-in-the-bubble” stationary to send home so he would not have to write letters at rest time. Scott returned year after year, becoming a beloved counselor and staff member. The summer of 2018 would have been Scott’s 29th consecutive summer at camp. In 2017, Scott joined the staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland FL. where he accepted the positions of ninth-grade geography teacher and cross-country coach. Teaching, mentoring, guiding and helping children of all ages flourish became Scott’s mission in life.

“He was a hero before he saved these lives. Just as many people who will be talking about Scott would be calling him a hero even if this didn’t occur. Obviously, a tragedy,” Beigel’s sister Melissa Zech said.


About Scott Beigel

Scott Beigel was a teacher. A cross-country coach. A counselor. A son. A brother. An uncle. A grandchild. A nephew. A cousin. A friend.

He died a hero for his actions at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, where he taught geography and coached cross-country.

For 28 summers camp was Scott’s home away from home. He first went to camp at the age of seven. His mother Linda gave him pre-addressed and stamped “fill-in-the-bubble” stationary to send home so he would not have to write letters at rest time. Scott returned year after year, becoming a beloved counselor and staff member. The summer of 2018 would have been Scott’s 29th consecutive summer at camp. In 2017, Scott joined the staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland FL. where he accepted the positions of ninth-grade geography teacher and cross-country coach. Teaching, mentoring, guiding and helping children of all ages flourish became Scott’s mission in life.

“He was a hero before he saved these lives. Just as many people who will be talking about Scott would be calling him a hero even if this didn’t occur. Obviously, a tragedy,” Beigel’s sister Melissa Zech said Saturday.

UPCOMING EVENTS

METS HONORING SCOTT J. BIEGEL


Please join us September 8th at Citifield as the New York Mets honor our son, Scott J. Beigel during a pre-game ceremony for his heroism in sacrificing his life to save the lives of his students at the Parkland Florida School shooting.

The New York Mets have generously donated tickets to the Scott J. Beigel Memorial Fund. These tickets will go to the underprivileged children touched by gun violence that The Fund sent to Camp Fiver, Camp Junior and Camp Wilbur Herrlick this summer. We are very excited to be spending the day with the campers and their families enjoying the game.

Join us in Section 524, Rows 9-17

RUN 4 BEIGEL LONG ISLAND 5K RUN/WALK


Join us Sunday, October 20, 2019 In Celebration of Scott's 37th Birthday for the Scott J Beigel Memorial Fund.

Heckscher State Park-FIELD 1
1 Heckscher State Pkwy, East Islip, NY 11730

“Scott Beigel wasn’t a hero because he opened the door to his classroom at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that day. He was a hero because he opened doors every day.”

- ESPN MAGAZINE