Larry Scott


Larry Scott was named the Head Coach of the Howard University Football program in February of 2020. With 14 years of collegiate coaching experience that includes 10 post-season bowl/playoff game appearances and six wins.

The Sebring, Fla., native has spent a majority of his coaching career in the state of Florida, where he attended (1997-99) and coached (2006-12) at USF as well as Miami (2013-15) and most recently Florida (2018-2020). Prior to joining the Florida coaching staff Scott was the TE coach at the University of Tennessee (2016-17).

During his time in Coral Gables, Scott served as the Hurricanes’ tight ends coach for two-plus seasons (2013-15) prior to being named their interim head coach for the final six games of 2015. As Miami’s interim coach, Scott led the Hurricanes to a 4-2 mark and a berth in the Sun Bowl.

Scott joined the USF staff in 2005 as Director of High School Relations. During his time at USF, Scott coached the offensive line, tight ends and running backs as well as serving as a lead recruiter. Scott helped lead the Bulls to their best recruiting class in program history in 2008 only to surpass that class with the nation’s No. 21 ranked class in 2009. He also helped USF reach its fifth straight eight win season in 2008. There were only 15 programs nationally to accomplish this. 

Scott’s coaching career began in the high school ranks as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach at Tampa’s Wharton High School for four months (May-August) in 2001. From there, he was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach from for three seasons (2001-03) at Freedom High School before returning to his alma mater, Sebring High School, in 2004 as the co-offensive coordinator.