Ranger Coffman celebrates 20 years of service at Jockey’s Ridge State Park

[Courtesy Friends of Jockey’s Ridge]

Park Ranger Scott Coffman will celebrate 20 years of service at this month at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

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Ranger Scott grew up in Pilot Mountain, NC and graduated from NC State University in 2002 with a degree in Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management.

While in college, he worked at Pilot Mountain State Park, William B. Umstead State Park and Harris Lake County Park. He took his first ranger job at Crowders Mountain State Park in 2002. Ranger Scott then transferred to Hanging Rock State Park in 2006. In 2009, he took a promotion to Ranger II at Jockey’s Ridge State Park.

Ranger Scott has worked at Jockey’s Ridge State Park for the past 13 years. He supervises three rangers and handles day to day operations at the park. “Scott has been a valuable and dedicated ranger for NC State Parks for 20 years.

His impact on managing the day to day operations of Jockey’s Ridge for over 10 years has been appreciated by millions of park visitors. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated ranger on staff.” said Jockey’s Ridge State Park Superintendent Joy Greenwood.

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