Jack Scott (American football)

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Jack Scott
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1928-12-20)December 20, 1928
Omaha, Nebraska
Died December 3, 2014(2014-12-03) (aged 85)
Lubbock, Texas
Playing career
1947–1950 Graceland
Position(s) Running back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1961–1969 Westmar
1970–1977 Eastern New Mexico
Head coaching record
Overall 94–52–5 (college football)

Jack Scott (December 20, 1928 - December 3, 2014) was a college football and basketball coach.

Coaching career[edit]

Scott began his coaching career at the high school level at Willow Lake, South Dakota. His high school teams had a two-year 18–1–1 record in football and a 52–30 record in basketball.[1]


From 1961 to 1969 he was head football coach at Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa where he compiled a 60–17–3 record. His 1968 team was undefeated. He won five consecutive conference championships and remains the winningest football coach in Westmar history.[1] The Iowa United Methodist Foundation maintains a scholarship in his name to this day.[2]

Eastern New Mexico[edit]

Scott was the ninth head football coach for Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico and he held that position for eight seasons, from 1970 until 1977. His overall coaching record at Eastern New Mexico was 40–41–2.[3] In 2008, he was one of several honorees awarded "The Distinguished Faculty Emeriti" award by The Friends of Eastern Foundation.[4]

Other information[edit]

Scott attended Dana College. He played professional baseball briefly, in 1950 for the Geneva Red Birds. He died at 85 years old in 2014.[5]