As part of his role the Borderer also has a responsibility to work as coach to National Academy players and to identify, train and deploy a team of specialist coaches to work throughout the country and assist in the development of throwing skills at all levels of the game.
Scott played for 10 years as a professional with both Edinburgh and the Borders, winning 11 caps for Scotland.
He hung up his boots at the end of last season after he had helped Gala win promotion to Scottish Hydro Electric Premiership Division 2.
"My decision to retire as a player is only really beginning to sink in. I want to concentrate on passing on my experience," he explained.