Brad Scott (American football)
September 30, 1954 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Desoto County HS (FL) (assistant)
Hardee County HS (FL)
The Citadel (GA)
Desoto County HS (FL)
Florida State (grad. assist)
Florida State (TE)
Florida State (OC/OL)
|Head coaching record|
Brad Scott (born September 30, 1954) is a former American football coach and player. He was most recently the associate head coach and offensive line coach for the Clemson Tigers football team. Previously, from 1994 to 1998, he was the head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks. His son, Jeff Scott, is currently the co-offensive coordinator, recruiting coordinator, and wide receivers coach at Clemson.
Scott came to South Carolina after 11 years as an assistant at Florida State under Bobby Bowden, the last four as offensive coordinator. While at Florida State, he helped develop Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward, as well as the "Fast Break" offense that netted the Seminoles a national title in 1993.
In his first year at South Carolina, he led the Gamecocks to a 6–5 regular season. Despite a losing record in Southeastern Conference play, Scott's Gamecocks routed Clemson 33–7 in the last game of the season. That earned them a berth in the Carquest Bowl, where they beat West Virginia 24–21. It was the first bowl win in the program's 102-year history—one of the longest droughts in the country at the time.
Scott's tenure at South Carolina would prove to be short-lived, as he was only able to put together one more winning season, in 1996—the only year he managed a .500 record in conference play. In 1998, after defeating Ball State to open the season, the Gamecocks lost 10 games in a row to finish 1–10, the worst record in school history at the time. Scott was fired after the 1998 season. Shortly afterward, he was hired as tight ends coach by in-state rival Clemson, which was coached at the time by Tommy Bowden, Bobby Bowden's younger son. Scott was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2001, a job he held for three seasons. Scott was then demoted to offensive line coach after the 2003 season.
After Tommy Bowden was forced to resign in the middle of the 2008 season, Scott was named associate head coach under new head coach Dabo Swinney.