Scott Downing

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Scott Downing
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends Coach / Special Teams Coordinator
Team Tulsa
Conference American Athletic Conference
Biographical details
Born November 7, 1956
Kansas City, Missouri
Playing career
1975–1978 Sterling
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Sterling (OL)
Nebraska (GA/FHC)
Wyoming (LB/DC/RB/RC/AHC/TE)
Purdue (AHC/RC/RB)
Nebraska (RC/TE)
Northern Colorado
Tulsa (AHC/STC/TE)
Head coaching record
Overall 22–51–1 (.304)
College Football Data Warehouse

Scott Downing is an American football player and coach. He formerly the Assistant Head Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, and Tight Ends coach for the University of Tulsa.[1] He was not retained after Head Coach Bill Blankenship was fired on December 1,2014.

Playing history[edit]

Downing played college football at Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. He was team captain for the 1977 and 1978 seasons and was a letterman for all four years he played.[1]

Coaching career[edit]


After working as an assistant coach for his alma mater,[1] Downing became the head football coach for Sterling in his first head coaching job. He held the position for the 1982 and 1983 seasons.[2] His coaching record at Sterling was 13 wins, 4 losses and 1 tie.As of the conclusion of the 2012 season, this ranks him #9 at Sterling in total wins and #2 at the school in winning percentage (.750).[3] [4]

Northern Colorado[edit]

Downing was the head coach at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley for five years, from 2006 through 2010.[5] After five seasons, his teams had managed only 9 wins to 47 losses.[6] As of the conclusion of the 2012 season, this ranks him #10 at Northern Colorado in total wins and #14 at the school in winning percentage (.161).[7]


  1. ^ a b c "Scott Downing (Hurricane Bio)". Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ Shafer, Ian. "Sterling College (All seasons results)". College Football Reference. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Sterling College Records By Year (incomplete data)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Football Media Guide". Sterling Warriors. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ Shafer, Ian. "Scott Downing". College Football Reference. Retrieved April 28, 2013. 
  6. ^ DeLassus, David. "Scott Downing Records by Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved April 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ DeLassus, David. "Northern Colorado Bears Records By Year". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved April 24, 2013.