Jeff Scott

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Jeff Scott
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamSouth Florida
ConferenceThe American
Biographical details
Born (1980-12-28) December 28, 1980 (age 39)
Arcadia, Florida
Alma materHammond School
Playing career
Position(s)Wide receiver, special teams
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2006Blythewood HS (SC)
2007Presbyterian (WR)
2008Clemson (WR)
2008–2014Clemson (RC/WR)
2015–2019Clemson (co-OC/WR)
2020–presentSouth Florida
Head coaching record
Overall0–0 (college)

Jeff Scott (born December 28, 1980) is an American football coach currently serving as the head coach at University of South Florida.[1][2]

Playing career[edit]

Scott played college football at Clemson University under head coach Tommy Bowden. He lettered three years (2000–2002) as a wide receiver. He also played special teams for most of his playing career, serving as the holder for place kicks. He participated in three bowl games while playing at Clemson: the 2001 Gator Bowl, 2001 Humanitarian Bowl, and 2002 Tangerine Bowl.

Coaching career[edit]

Scott started his coaching career as the head football coach for Blythewood High School in Blythewood, South Carolina in 2006. He won a state title in his first and only year, at the age of 25. This was Blythewood's football program's inaugural year as well. It is believed to be the first time in South Carolina high school football history that a first year head football coach led his program to a state title in its first year of fielding a team. After one year coaching at the high school level, he then served in the position of wide receivers coach for the Presbyterian Blue Hose of Presbyterian College in 2007. He made his return to Clemson in 2008 as a graduate assistant on Tommy Bowden's staff. When Dabo Swinney took over as interim head coach midway through the 2008 season he was promoted to coach wide receivers, the position that had been held by coach Swinney. He was promoted to head of recruiting in December 2008 when Dabo Swinney was given the full-time position. In December 2014, he was named co-offensive coordinator to replace outgoing offensive coordinator Chad Morris, who left to take over as head coach of the SMU football program. He shared coordinator duties with Clemson's running back's coach and former teammate, Tony L. Elliott. Former Clemson teammate Brandon Streeter was hired to take over recruiting coordinator duties as well as to coach quarterbacks.

Clemson's football team won the national championship in January 2017, beating Alabama, with Scott and Elliott as offensive coordinators for the game.

Head coaching record[edit]


Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
South Florida Bulls (American Athletic Conference) (2020–present)
2020 South Florida 0–0 0–0
South Florida: 0–0 0–0
Total: 0–0

Coaching tree[edit]

Head coaches that Scott has worked for:

Personal life[edit]

Scott graduated with a bachelor's degree in secondary education from Clemson University in 2003. He is married to the former Sara McDaniel. He is the son of Brad Scott, former South Carolina Gamecocks football head coach and longtime Clemson assistant coach. His younger brother, John Scott, who Jeff often refers to as his "hero", is a trauma surgeon who trained at Harvard and Seattle, and is now an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Michigan.


  1. ^ "USF names Clemson assistant Jeff Scott head football coach".
  2. ^ "Scott Named Fifth Head Coach in USF Football History". USF Athletics.

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