Scott Conley (American football)

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Scott Conley
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1947-12-24) December 24, 1947 (age 66)
Winnsboro, Texas
Playing career
1966 Texas A&M
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1971
1972–1973
1974–1976
1977–1979
1980–1981
1982–1986
1987
1988
1989
1990–1992
1993–1995
1996–1999
2000–2001
2004–2008
Whitewright HS (assistant)
Mt. Vernon HS (assistant)
Plano HS (LB)
Plano HS (OC)
Texas A&M (RB)
Texas (RB)
Kansas (LB)
Tennessee (RB)
Rice (RB/WR)
Arkansas (LB/TE/ST)
Howard Payne (assistant)
Trinity Valley CC
Navy (ST)
Texas A&M–Commerce
Head coaching record
Overall 24–26 (college)
32–12 (junior college)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 NJCAA National (1997)

Scott Conley (born December 24, 1947) is an American football coach who currently serves as the director of Football operations and recruiting coordinator at the University of North Texas. He most recently served as head coach at Texas A&M University–Commerce from 2004–2008. As head coach at Trinity Valley Community College he won a National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship in 1997.


Early Life[edit]

Conley was a standout athlete at Winnsboro High School and accepted a scholarship from the Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where he played on the freshmen varsity in 1966 before transferring to East Texas State (now Texas A&M University–Commerce). He graduated from East Texas State with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1970 and later a Master's Degree in Higher Education. He then became assistant coach at the high school level. In 1977, he served as offensive coordinator on the Plano Senior High School squad that won a 4A state championship.

Early Collegiate Days[edit]

Conley moved up to the collegiate ranks, becoming running backs coach under Tom Wilson at Texas A&M in 1980. After Wilson was fired in 1982, Conley moved on to coach the running backs at the University of Texas at Austin under coach Fred Akers. During the 1980s and early 1990s Conley served as assistant at several Division I-A colleges, before getting his first head coaching position at Trinity Valley in 1996. In 1997, Conley guided the Cardinals to a perfect 12–0 season, including a Red River Bowl victory over Garden City Community College. He was named the NJCAA National Coach of the Year and American Football Quarterly Junior College Coach of the Year. Conley left Trinity Valley CC in 1999 for the United States Naval Academy, where he coached the special teams for two years before moving into private business.

Texas A&M University-Commerce[edit]

In December 2003, Conley was introduced at his alma mater, Texas A&M–Commerce as the 17th head football coach after former coach Eddie Brister announced his retirement. Conley had a tall order as the Lions were coming off their one of their worst seasons in School history and a stagnant offense. Conley brought Valdosta State transfer quarterback Buster Faulkner to Commerce and he led the Lone Star Conference in passing. Conley fielded competitive teams during his tenure in Commerce, but in his 5 years worked for 4 athletic directors and had 4 teams that went 5-5, with the only championship of any kind coming in 2007 as the Lions won the North Division of the Lone Star Conference. After finishing 5-5 again in 2008, Conley was relieved of his duties and replaced by former Baylor University coach Guy Morriss.

North Texas[edit]

Conley was named the director of Football operations at the University of North Texas in the spring of 2009, where he is also in charge of recruiting and has overseen a resurrection in the program at North Texas.

Head coaching record[edit]

Junior college[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Trinity Valley CC Cardinals (Southwest Junior College Football Conference) (1996–1999)
1996 Trinity Valley CC 4–6
1997 Trinity Valley CC 12–0 1st W Red River Bowl
1998 Trinity Valley CC 7–3
1999 Trinity Valley CC 9–3 1st
Trinity Valley CC: 32–12
Total: 32–12
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

College[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Texas A&M–Commerce Lions (Lone Star Conference) (2004–2008)
2004 Texas A&M–Commerce 4–6 4–5 9th
2005 Texas A&M–Commerce 5–5 3–2 T–3rd
2006 Texas A&M–Commerce 5–5 3-3 2nd (North)
2007 Texas A&M–Commerce 5–6 5–3 1st (North)
2008 Texas A&M–Commerce 5–5 4–5 3rd (North)
Texas A&M–Commerce: 24–26
Total: 24–26
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

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