Mark Scott

Mark Scott

Assistant Coach (Defense/Special Teams)

Birthday November 22
Hometown Defiance, Ohio
College Hillsdale, 2007 (Bachelor's)
Coaching History
2015-present West Virginia -
Defense/Special Teams
2012-14 West Virginia -
Graduate Assistant
2011 Trine -
Special Teams/Outside Linebackers
2010 Indianapolis -
Defensive Backs
2008-09 Indianapolis -
Outside Linebackers
2007 Hillsdale -
Student Assistant

Playing Career
  • Four-year letterman and three-year starter at outside linebacker at Hillsdale
  • Amassed more than 200 career tackles
  • Named All-GLIAC Honorable Mention in 2006
Bowl Games Coached (4)
2016: Russell Athletic
2015: Cactus
2014: Liberty
2012: Pinstripe
Coaching Highlights
  • Third year as a full-time member of the WVU coaching staff, assisting with the cornerbacks on defense and all phases of special teams, including specialists
West Virginia
  • In 2016, WVU's defense was ranked No. 24 nationally in fumbles recovered (11) and turnovers gained (25) and No. 35 in pass interceptions (14) and scoring defense (24.0)
  • In Big 12 games, WVU's defense was No. 1 in scoring defense, total defense and opponent first dows, No. 2 in rushing defense and No. 3 in third down defense
  • Billy Kinney was ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 Conference and No. 48 nationally in punting
  • Mike Molina was ranked No. 5 in the Big 12 Conference and No. 51 nationally in field goals per game
  • Molina was ranked No. 5 in the Big 12 in total points scored
  • Marvin Gross Jr. was named WVU's Special Teams Player of the Year
  • Kinney and Molina were named Academic All-Big 12 First Team, Nick Meadows was named second team
  • In 2015, defense ranked No. 2 nationally in interceptions, No. 5 in turnovers gained, No. 8 in most opponent three and outs, No. 11 in opponent third-down defense and No. 15 in turnover margin
  • WVU ranked No. 11 in kickoff returns and No. 22 in net punting and punt return defense
  • Daryl Worley earned All-Big 12 First-Team honors and was drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers
  • The 2014 Mountaineer defense finished among the top three in the Big 12 in passing defense, third-down defense, fourth-down defense, pass efficiency defense, opponent first downs and was fourth in red zone defense
  • Nationally, WVU finished No. 9 in third-down defense, No. 8 in fourth down defense and No. 15 in defensive three downs and out
  • In 2012-14, he was the on-field graduate assistant coach working with the defense for two and a half years, working with the outside linebackers, the defensive line and the cornerbacks.
  • Special teams coordinator and outside linebacker coach for the 2011 season, helping the team to a 7-3 record
  • Recruited central and southern Indiana, including Indianapolis high schools
  • Spent three years (2008-10) as a quality control defensive assistant coach at Indianapolis, a school which competed at the NCAA Division II level
  • Worked with special teams prior to the 2008 season.
  • Responsible on game days for charting defensive calls, offensive personnel, formation and plays to the defensive coordinator.
  • Worked with the outside linebackers for two seasons and the defensive secondary for the 2010 season
  • His defense was No. 1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while finishing No. 10 nationally in passing defense and No. 16 in total defense in 2009 and No. 12 in passing defense in 2010
  • Student assistant during his final semester, assisting with the linebackers during the 2007 season
All-Conference Players (11)
West Virginia: Will Clarke (2013), Daryl Worley (2015)
Trine: Myron Puryear (2011), Nick Mikr (2011)
Indianapolis: Leonard Bush (2008); Alex Byrnes (2010); Mike Dum (2008); Max Frempong (2008); JT Owens (2009), Craig Ray (2009-10)
All-American Players (2)
West Virginia: Isaiah Bruce (2013)
Indianapolis: Craig Ray (2010)
Professional Players (3)                 
West Virginia: Will Clarke (2013), Daryl Worley (2015)
Indianapolis: Craig Ray (2010)