There are many advantages to being a scout or a coach. These include working as a team, being responsible for others, and overall being the leader of a group or organization. Many advantages to this career are that most people enjoy the sport they are coaching or scouting so it gives them satisfaction to work at places where the sport they enjoyed is still being played. Also it gives people the chance to become better at something they enjoy.
There are very few disadvantages to being a coach or scout, but none outweigh the advantages. One disadvantage is that the wages aren't as high as many people would want, but of course this varies based on your personal performance as a great performance equals more money. Another disadvantage is that there can be traveling involved which brings along travel expenses and the fatigue of long travel periods. Those are the main disadvantages but they do not out weigh the advantages.