TAMPA – USF has named Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott as the school’s new head football coach.
Scott, 38, replaces Charlie Strong who spent three seasons with the Bulls and had decreasing win totals every season. USF went 4-8 this year.
Scott is the son of former South Carolina head coach Brad Scott and is a former Clemson player. He has spent most of his coaching career at Clemson under coach Dabo Swinney.
Scott was hired as wide receivers coach by Clemson in 2008 and quickly became recruiting coordinator, too. He was elevated to co-offensive coordinator in 2015, though quarterbacks coach Tony Elliott has handled playing call.
Scott has been part of two national championship teams. He is expected to remain on staff with No. 3 Clemson throughout its College Football Playoff run.
“Jeff is a very bright, enthusiastic and driven leader for our program and we are thrilled to welcome him to USF and back to Florida, where he was born and where he has recruited so well for Clemson for many years,” said Michael Kelly, USF Vice President of Athletics.
“He is a young and extremely gifted offensive mind, a developer of high-level talent and an elite national recruiter who brings the experience of having played an integral role from the beginning in helping to build one of the most successful programs in college football," added Kelly.
Scott was born in Arcadia, Florida. He becomes the fifth head coach in program history.
“I have great respect for the USF football program and what has been accomplished in a very short time and can’t wait to get to work building on that foundation to produce a championship program,” Scott said.