Scott M. Hanley ’93
Hometown: Cumberland, RI
Sport: Ice Hockey
Year Inducted: 2002
Scott Hanley, a four-year letterwinner in men’s ice hockey from 1989-1993, helped lead the Bears from a 1-25 record during the 1988-89 season to a NCAA appearance in 1993. Hanley helped lead Brown to the ECAC semi-finals that year, courageously coming off the bench after injuring his shoulder earlier in the game to score the game-winning goal against Yale.
The 1993 Words Unlimited Rhode Island Athlete of the Year, Hanley led Brown in scoring that season with 19 goals and 23 assists for 42 points. His 11 goals in Ivy play were second in the league. Hanley also earned Second Team All-ECAC honors and First Team All-Ivy honors. For his performance and good sportsmanship, he received the Brown Hockey Class of 1936 Trophy his senior year as well.
During his junior year, Hanley broke into the ECAC’s top ten scoring elite, tying for eighth with 31 points in ECAC play. He earned an All-ECAC honorable mention nod that year as well. For his career, Hanley totaled 58 goals and 63 assists for 121 points. His 58 goals place him ninth (tied) on Brown’s all-time scoring list. He scored two or more goals in a game 11 times in his career. After graduation, Hanley was invited to the NHL’s Florida Panthers training camp, but a chronic shoulder injury forced him to retire from hockey.
After receiving his bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from Brown in 1993, Hanley went on to work for the ESPN X-Games in 1995. The Cumberland, Rhode Island native currently serves as the Director of Sports and Competition for the X-Games, a position he has held since August of 1999. Prior to being named Director of Sports and Competition, Hanley served various positions with the X-Games including Director of Planning and Development and Assistant Director of Operations.
Hanley also attended the California Western School of Law where he was a Dean’s List student. In May of 1997, he received his Juris Doctrate and was accepted into the California Bar Association in April of 1998.