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Mark Scott

Mark Scott

Assistant Coach (Defense/Special Teams)

Personal
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.
Trine
  • 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
Indianapolis
  • 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
Hillsdale
  • 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)


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