Doug Scovil

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Doug Scovil
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1927-06-30)June 30, 1927
Died December 9, 1989(1989-12-09) (aged 62)
Playing career
Stockton Junior College
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Sacred Heart High School (San Francisco)
College of San Mateo
Navy (QB)
San Francisco 49ers (ST)
San Francisco 49ers (QB)
Chicago Bears (WR)
San Diego State
Philadelphia Eagles (QB)
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse

Doug Scovil (June 30, 1927 – December 9, 1989) was an American football coach. His career included five years as head coach of the San Diego State Aztecs (1981–1985), where he compiled a record of 24–32–3. Following his stint as head coach for the Aztecs, Scovil acted as the quarterback coach for the Philadelphia Eagles until his death from a heart attack at Veterans Stadium. He was credited with developing Randall Cunningham.[1] In memorial, the Eagles marked their helmets with black electrical tape for the rest of the season.[2]

Previous coaching stops included the College of San Mateo, the U.S. Naval Academy, the University of the Pacific, San Francisco 49ers (Quarterback Coach) and Brigham Young University.

Scovil played for Stockton Junior College and the University of the Pacific.[3]

While head coach at San Diego State, he helped develop several players under the system he had started at BYU.

  • 1981: QB Matt Kofler was 262/436 for 3,337 yards with 21 TD vs 15 INT. WR Darius Durham had 65 catches for 988 yards with 7 TD.
  • 1982: WR Darius Durham had 45 catches for 781 yards with 4 TD. WR Clinton Sampson had 32 catches for 665 yards with 7 TD.
  • 1983: WR Jim Sandusky had 69 catches for 1,171 yards with 6 TD. WR Vince Warren had 28 catches for 594 yards with 5 TD.
  • 1984: RB Mike Waters ran for 704 yards with 5 TD. WR Webster Slaughter had 40 catches for 576 yards with 3 TD.
  • 1985: QB Todd Santos was 226/357 for 2,877 yards with 21 TD vs 17 INT. RB Chris Hardy ran for 1,150 yards with 7 TD (on just 158 carries). WR Webster Slaughter had 82 catches for 1,071 yards with 10 TD. WR Vince Warren had 38 catches for 788 yards with 5 TD.


  1. ^ Doug Scovil, 62, Dies; A Pro Football Coach, New York Times, December 10, 1989, accessed January 3, 2008
  2. ^ ESPN Page 2 Uni Watch: Memorial Patches,, January 3, 2008, accessed January 3, 2008
  3. ^

External links[edit]