Scott Turner (American football coach)

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Scott Turner
Carolina Panthers
Position: Quarterbacks coach
Personal information
Born: (1982-08-07) August 7, 1982 (age 36)
Career information
High school: Oakton (VA)
College: UNLV
Career history
As coach:

Scott Michael Turner (born August 7, 1982) is an American football coach who is the quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers. Previously he has served as the quarterbacks coach for the University of Michigan football team. He has been a quarterbacks coach for the Minnesota Vikings, wide receivers coach for the Cleveland Browns and offensive quality control coach for the Carolina Panthers in the National Football League Turner is the son of Panthers offensive coordinator Norv Turner and nephew of former Florida International head coach Ron Turner.

Early years[edit]

Scott Turner spent some of his childhood in Coppell, Texas while his dad, Norv Turner was an offensive coordinator for a Dallas Cowboys team that won two super bowls from 1991 to 1993. This sparked Turner's passion and interest for becoming a football coach. The Turner family later moved to Virginia when his dad became the head coach for the Washington Redskins from 1994 to 2000. While in Virginia, Turner played quarterback at Oakton High School and was a standout player.[1][2]

College career[edit]


Turner did not start a game at UNLV, and completed his college career with five complete passes in five games.

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP Cmp Att Pct Yards TDs Int
2003 UNLV 3 3 6 50 12 0 0
2004 UNLV 3 2 8 25 31 0 0
Total 6 5 14 35.7 43 0 0

Coaching career[edit]

Scott Turner started his coaching career at the high school and college level from 2005 to 2010.

In 2011, Turner started his NFL coaching career with the Carolina Panthers under first-year head coach Ron Rivera. Turner served as the offensive quality control coach for two seasons with the Panthers.[3]

Turner joined the Cleveland Browns in 2013 as their wide receivers coach, coaching with his dad and offensive coordinator Norv Turner for the first time.[4]

In 2014, Scott Turner was hired by the Minnesota Vikings to be their quarterbacks coach under first-year head coach Mike Zimmer and his father and offensive coordinator Norv Turner.[5] Turner spent a lot of time working with Teddy Bridgewater, drafted 32nd overall in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[6] In 2015, the Vikings won the NFC North division title but lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card.

Turner was terminated by the Vikings in January 2017. His firing came 3 months after his father, Norv Turner, abruptly resigned as the Vikings' Offensive Coordinator.

Following his release from the Vikings, Turner was hired as an offensive analyst on Jim Harbaugh’s staff at the University of Michigan.


  1. ^ Tomasson, Chris (August 13, 2014). "Sons of Zimmer, Scott Turner earned coaching stripes before uniting with Vikings". Twin Cities. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Strickland, Brian (May 23, 2011). "Turner Following Father's Footsteps". Carolina Panthers. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Dator, James (January 27, 2011). "Scott Turner Hired As Offensive QC Coach". Cat Scratch Reader. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Turner, Others Added to Browns Staff". Cleveland Browns. January 17, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Hall, Brian (February 6, 2014). "Vikings New Staff Includes Priefer, Sons of Zimmer, Turner". FOX Sports. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  6. ^ Seifert, Kevin (July 31, 2015). "Teddy Bridgewater in the House of Turner". ESPN. Retrieved January 10, 2016.

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