Galen Scott is in his first season as defensive backs coach at Old Dominion.
Scott joins ODU after coaching the defensive backs at Rowlett High School in Texas in 2018. Prior to that, he was the co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach at Virginia Tech for two seasons. Scott helped the Hokies to a pair of bowl games, including a 10-win season in 2016 that saw the Hokies win the ACC Coastal Division and defeat Arkansas in the Belk Bowl.
Before joining Virginia Tech, he spent six seasons at Memphis, coaching the linebackers before becoming the defensive coordinator in his final season. He helped the Tigers to three bowl games, including a share of the AAC Championship in 2014.
He spent two seasons at Tulsa as the outside linebackers and secondary coach, and prior to that coached eight years at his alma mater, Illinois State, including three seasons as the defensive coordinator. During that time, he coached five-straight conference defensive player of the year’s.
Scott was a three-time FCS All-American at linebacker for the Redbirds and graduated as the school’s all-time leading tackler, before Boomer Grigsby, coached by Scott, broke the ISU record.