January 4, 1975 |
Wood River, Nebraska
|1998–2000||New York Jets|
|2001–2002||Green Bay Packers|
|2003||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Position(s)||Quarterback, defensive back, special teams|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|2006||Kansas State (GA)|
|2007||Northern Iowa (LB)|
|2008||Northern Iowa (co-DC/LB)|
|Head coaching record|
Scott Andrew Frost (born January 4, 1975) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He was previously the offensive coordinator at the University of Oregon. He played six years in the National Football League with the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Frost was the starting quarterback for Tom Osborne's undefeated Nebraska Cornhuskers 1997 national championship team.
Frost began his collegiate career as a two-year letterman at Stanford in 1993 and ’94 before transferring to Nebraska in 1995. The Huskers’ two-year starter and 1997 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist quarterbacked teams to a 24-2 record while completing 192 of 359 passes for 2,677 yards and 18 career touchdowns. Included was a senior season in which he became only the 10th player in college football history to both run (1,095 yds.) and pass (1,237 yds.) for 1,000 yards in a single season.
His senior season featured the legendary play called the Flea Kicker. In a game against Missouri, Frost threw a pass that was kicked by Shevin Wiggins and caught by Matt Davison for a touchdown. The touchdown sent the game into overtime and Frost sealed Nebraska's victory with a rushing touchdown. Frost then led Nebraska to a share of the 1997 National Championship with a 42-17 Orange Bowl win over Peyton Manning's Tennessee Volunteers.
Following his collegiate career, Frost was selected in the third round (67th overall) of the 1998 NFL Draft by the New York Jets, where he played safety and special teams from 1998-2000. His professional football career included stops in Cleveland (2001), Green Bay (2001–02), and Tampa Bay (2003).
Frost was coached by Stanford’s Bill Walsh, Nebraska’s Tom Osborne, the New York Jets’ Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick, and Jon Gruden. He broke into the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant at his alma mater in 2002 before filling the same role at Kansas State in 2006.
Frost took a position at Northern Iowa in 2007 as linebackers coach before being elevated as the Panthers’ co-defensive coordinator one year later. His defense finished the 2008 season tied for third in the Football Championship Subdivision in takeaways (40) and ninth in the country in scoring defense (17.7 ppg). With a 12–3 record, they also led the Missouri Valley Football Conference in rushing defense (107.1 avg.) and scoring defense.
He joined the Oregon coaching staff as its wide receivers coach on January 26, 2009. Working under head coach Chip Kelly and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, Frost was instrumental in instituting a toughness among his receivers that enhanced their ability as downfield blockers, which contributed to the success of the Ducks’ running game. During his four seasons at Oregon as wide receivers coach, the Ducks reached four straight BCS bowls and three of his departed wide receivers during his Oregon tenure have been invited into NFL camps.
After the departure of Kelly, the University of Oregon promoted Helfrich to head coach and Frost was later officially announced as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on January 31, 2013.
On December 1, 2015, Frost was hired as the head football coach at the University of Central Florida. Frost replaced long time UCF head coach George O'Leary and interim head coach Danny Barrett, who took over the Knights when O'Leary resigned following an 0-8 start.
Frost has worked for the following head coaches as an assistant/positional coach:
- Frank Solich: Nebraska (1998–2003); Ohio (2005–present)
- Ron Prince: Kansas State (2006–2008)
- Mark Farley: Northern Iowa (2001–present)
- Chip Kelly: Oregon Ducks (2009–2012); Philadelphia Eagles (2013–2015); San Francisco 49ers (2016-present)
- Mark Helfrich: Oregon Ducks (2013–present)
Head coaching record
|UCF Knights (American Athletic Conference) (2016–present)|
|National championship Conference title Conference division title|
|†Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
- Oregon profile
- Career statistics and player information from ESPN • Pro-Football-Reference • Databasefootball.com