Gameday Guide 2017
Football Coaching Staff
Jeff Scott
Co-Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers
Coach Info:
Position: Co-Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers

• Clemson has been to a bowl game each of his nine years as a full-time assistant coach. The Tigers advanced to the National Championship Game in consecutive seasons, winning the top prize in 2016 with a 35-31 victory over Alabama.

• Named one of the top-25 recruiters in the nation and ACC recruiter-of-the-year in 2015 by Rivals.

• Named co-offensive coordinator prior to the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl. Clemson finished the 2015 season with 11 straight games of at least 500 yards of total offense.

• Coached 2016 team to record-setting passing yardage (5,009) and touchdowns (45), while averaging 503.5 yards per game.

• Coached First-Team All-ACC wide receiver Mike Williams in 2016. Williams recorded his second 1,000-yard season and a team-leading 11 touchdowns, and was a second-team Walter Camp All-American as well.

• Coached wide receiver Artavis Scott to three career All-ACC honors (2014-16). Scott broke Sammy Watkins’ school record with 245 career receptions.

• Named one of the top-10 recruiters in the nation by ESPN in 2014, one of the top-14 recruiters in the country by NFL.com in 2014 and one of the top-25 recruiters by Rivals in 2012 and 2014.

• Coached First-Team All-ACC and first-team All-America wide receiver Sammy Watkins in 2013. He had a school-record 101 receptions for a school-record 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also set or tied school career records for receptions (240), receiving yards (3,391) and receiving touchdowns (27).

• In 2012, he coached first-round draft pick DeAndre Hopkins to a second-team All-America season. Hopkins had 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and an ACC-record 18 touchdowns, second-most in the nation.

• Coached an All-American every year from 2011-13 and a first-round draft pick in both 2012 and 2013.

• Coached four wideouts (Jacoby Ford, Hopkins, Martavis Bryant, Watkins) who were NFL draft picks in his first six full years as wide receivers coach.

• Played a big role in Clemson winning ACC titles three of the last six seasons. He has been on the staff of five ACC Atlantic Division titles in the last eight years.

• In 2011, he coached one of the top receiving duos in school history in Watkins and Hopkins. Watkins, the national freshman-of-the-year and a first-team All-American, had 82 receptions for 1,219 yards and 12 touchdowns. Hopkins had 72 receptions for 978 yards, adding five touchdowns.

• Helped the Tigers to a top-25 ranking and the ACC Atlantic Division title in his first full season as an assistant in 2009. He mentored Ford, a Second-Team All-ACC wideout who was an NFL draft pick by the Raiders.

• Took over as Clemson’s recruiting coordinator in December 2008 and the Tigers put together a top-10 signing class in his first season (2009) at the position. Then in both 2011 and 2012, Clemson had top-10 recruiting classes.

• Son of former Tiger Associate Head Coach Brad Scott (1999-10), therefore Jeff was a part of the first full-time, father-son coaching combination in Clemson football history.

• A member of three bowl teams as a player at Clemson from 2000-02. He played in the 2001 Gator Bowl, 2001 Humanitarian Bowl and 2002 Tangerine Bowl.

• Had his first full-time college job at Presbyterian College in 2007 as wide receivers coach, then came to Clemson as a graduate assistant in 2008. He moved into full-time status when Tommy Bowden resigned at midseason.

• Began his coaching career at Blythewood (S.C.) High and won a state title in his first year and the program’s first year. It is believed to be the first time that occurred in South Carolina high school football history.

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