Rider Mourns Passing of Scott Wayda
Scotty Wayda ‘95
The Rider baseball program was saddened by the news of the passing of former Bronc Scotty Wayda, who died peacefully on March 9 and will be laid to rest Friday, March 14.
A two-time All-Northeast Conference catcher for the Broncs, Wayda graduated from Rider fourth in career hits, eighth in career runs scored, 10th in career RBI and 17th in career home runs.
Wayda led Rider to NEC Titles in 1994 and 1995.
Scotty’s career was highlighted by hitting a home run for his 100th career hit and collecting an RBI single in the 1994 NCAA Tournament against Miami. His first collegiate hit was a pinch-hit home run.
Scotty was twice an All-State baseball player at Hamilton High School West, where he also captained the football team.
Scotty’s life will be celebrated on March 14 from 10am to 12 noon at Buklan Memorial Home in Hamilton, NJ followed by his burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery, also in Hamilton.
Rider will observe a moment of silence for Scotty prior to the home opener March 23.