Tommy Scott (coach)
|Sport(s)||Football, baseball, basketball|
|Born||October 9, 1907
|Died||June 1962 (aged 54)|
|1926–1929||Virginia Military Institute|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Thomas Lawrence Scott (October 9, 1907 – June 1962) was the very first head coach of the Old Dominion Monarchs football team (then known as the "Braves"), which was established in 1930 and discontinued after the 1939 season for eligibility and debt concerns. He coached the Braves to a 62–19–4 record during his tenure, including a 9–1 record in 1932 that resulted in an accidental trip to play in the Orange Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes. The Braves lost 6–2.
Aside from coaching football at Old Dominion, Scott also coached the track, baseball and men's basketball teams despite the fact that there were no facilities to practice on for any of the programs. The Braves had to play on makeshift fields and use hand-me-down uniforms from the College of William & Mary. He retired from teaching and coaching in 1941 to pursue a business career.
- Explanation of the accidental Orange Bowl invitation. ODU Football archives. Retrieved on 16 January 2010.