Football Hires Albany’s Scott as Defensive Coordinator

Football Hires Albany’s Scott as Defensive Coordinator

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – Susquehanna University head football coach Tom Perkovich has announced the hiring of Matt Scott as the program's newest defensive coordinator.

Scott comes to SU after having spent the previous five seasons on the staff at the University at Albany. With the Great Danes, he was the full-time special teams coordinator as well as the cornerbacks and outside linebackers coach.

"Matt emerged from a very strong pool of applicants as an excellent teacher of the game and a positive role model for student-athletes," Perkovich said. "His professionalism and character stood out in the interview process and we are excited to have Matt, his wife Leigh, and son, Myles, join our Susquehanna football family."

During his time at Albany, the Great Danes won Northeast Conference titles in 2011 and 2012. In the summer of 2013, Scott was selected by the NFL's Buffalo Bills as a 2013 Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship participant.

Prior to his tenure at Albany, Scott spent the 2008-10 seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of New Haven where he coached the safeties. In the spring of 2008, Scott was a defensive line coach at his alma mater, Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Scott graduated from IUP in 2008 with a major in physical education and sport as well as a minor in business. He went on to earn his Master's degree in business administration from New Haven in 2010.