Derrick Scott


Position: Linebackers

Derrick C. Scott, born in Beaumont, TX, played tight end for the Texas Longhorns from 1995 to 1998. After graduating in 2000 and receiving a degree in Kinesiology, Coach Scott worked two years with the Austin Rattlers (NAFL) semi-professional football team as an assistant coach and head of strength and conditioning. While there, Coach Scott helped the rattlers win two National Championships with a record of 30-0.

Coach Scott was offensive coordinator and head of strength and conditioning for all sports at Reagan High School in Austin, TX. Prior to accepting the OC position at Reagan, Coach Scott worked at John B. Connally High School in Pflugerville, TX where he served as the Dropout Prevention Coordinator, directed strength and conditioning for all sports, and coached football. Under the direction of Scott’s strength and conditioning program, the Cougars won their first of two district championships.

In 2005 Coach Scott joined the Texas Longhorns football team, where he assisted in training and motivating student-athletes to become peek performers. While at Texas, Coach Scott helped the Longhorns win one National Championship, two Big 12 Championships, and four bowl games. He has also worked with and mentored top draft choices like Brian Orakpo, Vince Young, Aaron Ross, Earl Thomas, Jamaal Charles, and Roy Miller.​ In 2011, Coach Scott completed seven seasons with the Texas Longhorns football team.

Scott was named Director of Strength and Conditioning, Special Teams Coordinator, and Head Powerlifting coach for both Killeen Shoemaker ( 1 year) and Pflugerville Connally High School( 3 years). Before coming back to Connally for the second time. Scott was the Assistant Head football coach, Director of  Strength and Conditioning, and Special Teams Coordinator at Central Medical Magnet High School in Beaumont, TX. After his first season at Central in 2012, Scott was appointed interim head coach and assumed the daily responsibilities of campus athletic coordinator. Under Scott’s staunch, unwavering leadership and his FLL (Focus, Listen, Learn) program, the struggling 3-7 Jaguars played for the 2013 district championship and qualified for the Texas state 4A playoffs.

Playing Career

  • University of Texas (1995-1998)

Coaching Career

  • Austin Rattlers (2000-2002)
  • Connally High School (2002-2003)
  • Reagan High School (2003-2005)
  • University of Texas (2005-2011)
  • Killeen Shoemaker (2011-2012)
  • Central Medical Magnet High School (2012-2013)
  • Connally High School (2014-2016)

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