Scott D. Budner
- Bats Both, Throws Left
- Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lb.
- School Eastern Connecticut State College
Scott Budner reached AAA as a minor league player and has been a pitching coach for over 15 years.
A left-handed pitcher, Budner was selected by the San Francisco Giants in the sixth round of the 1977 amateur draft and posted a 3.36 ERA with the Great Falls Giants that year to lead the Pioneer League. Overall, he played seven years in the minors in the Giants and Baltimore Orioles farm systems, reaching as high as the AAA level.
After his playing career, Budner was pitching coach at Jacksonville University from 1988 to 1990 and was a minor league coach in the Oakland Athletics organization from 1990 to 1994. He was pitching coach of the Southern Oregon A's in 1990 and Madison Muskies in 1991. He was pitching coach of the Lancaster JetHawks in 2000 , Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2001 , San Bernardino Stampede in 2002, Inland Empire 66ers in 2003, San Antonio Missions in 2004 , the Inland Empire 66ers from 2005 to 2006 and High Desert Mavericks in 2007. In 2008, he joined the West Tenn Diamond Jaxx staff.
Budner joined West Coast Sports Management, a Pasadena (CA) based baseball representation agency in December 2008. Budner, along with former Cy Young Award winner Bret Saberhagen, is responsible for evaluating pitching and recruiting for the agency, which has former baseball executive and Los Angeles Dodgers GM Dan Evans as its President and CEO.
Budner returned to the field as pitching coach of the Arkansas Travelers in 2016. He moved to the Miami Marlins' organization as pitching coach of the New Orleans Baby Cakes in 2017. He managed the Chinatrust Brothers to a 6-11 record late in the 2018 CPBL, succeeding fellow American Cory Snyder.
Budner was named the Seattle Mariners' Player Development Staff Member of the Year in 2007. He was named to the Eastern Connecticut State University's Hall of Fame in November 2008.