The Cardinal Playbook: L.D. Scott

University of Louisville football defensive line coach L.D. Scott.

University of Louisville football defensive line coach L.D. Scott.

A decorated player at Louisville, L.D. Scott returns to his alma mater to coach for the outside linebackers on head coach Bobby Petrino’s staff.

Scott recently served two seasons as Western Kentucky’s defensive ends coach, which included one year under Petrino. Scott also coached with Petrino for two years at Arkansas.

In his first season at WKU, Scott worked with defensive line coach Don Dunn to craft together a lineup that saw much of its unit depart due to graduation. The new lineup improved to a point where it limited its final four conference opponents to just 105 yards in the ground.

Converted linebacker turned defensive end senior Bar’ee Boyd and sophomore Gavin Rocker combined for 7.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss, and eight quarterback hurries on the year, while forcing three fumbles. Boyd also led all defensive linemen with four pass breakups and 40 tackles (29 solo) on the year.

Scott spent the 2011 season as an intern with Arkansas under Petrino working withthe defensive tackles before moving to a graduate assistant role in 2012, working with the defensive line.

As a player, Scott was a four-year letterwinner at Louisville, putting together a 41-tackle season in his senior year of 2009. Scott had at least 20 tackles in each of his final three seasons and played a role in Louisville’s 2006 season when the Cardinals went 12-1 and won the Orange Bowl.

After his stellar collegiate career, Scott played one season in the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2010 before starting his coaching career in July 2010, when he worked as the defensive line coach at Seneca High in Louisville.

Scott graduated with a degree in communications from Louisville in 2009 and is married to the former Kelsey Petrino. The couple has two children, Braylin and Brianna.