SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott has been named the next head coach at South Florida.
The University of South Florida Vice President of Athletics Michael Kelly made the announcement Monday.
He will become the fifth head coach in South Florida history.
Scott has been the co-offensive coordinator at Clemson since the final game of the 2014 season.
He was the last original member of Dabo Sweeny’s first coaching staff at Clemson.
He is known for his savvy in recruiting.
His dad, Brad, is a former Clemson assistant, head coach at U.S.C. and also received his degree from South Florida.
Scott was born in Arcadia, Florida, which is just a short distance from Tampa where South Florida is located.
Scott will be introduced Wednesday during a news conference on the USF campus.
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney released a statement regarding the announcement:
I first want to thank Jeff Scott for a wonderful 12 years. I’m happy for him and his wife, Sara, and his daughter, Savannah, and I’m so appreciative of all their family has meant to us over the last 12 years. We’re going to miss them tremendously.
Operationally, Jeff will be serving as the head coach at USF for the next week before rejoining us the latter part of next week and remaining with us for the duration of our College Football Playoff run. Our team is excited that he’ll have the opportunity to finish our 2019 season with us.
Jeff has been with me since day one when I became interim. He’s somebody I trust immensely and he’s extremely loyal. He’s been patient for the right opportunity, and I think this is that right opportunity. He’s got a great AD in Michael Kelly. It’s a great fit for Jeff and I know that he’s well-prepared to take this next step and has all the tools he needs to be a great head coach.
It’s been a real joy to watch Jeff grow and develop and work side-by-side with him. He’s done an amazing job representing Clemson, representing the program, coaching our wide receivers and coordinating our offense. His leadership has been a big part of our success, and we will always appreciate his contribution to our program.Dabo Swinney