Scott Boone enters his third season as the Tribe's defensive coordinator and will continue to serve as the squad's linebackers coach, a role he has held for the past six seasons.
An excellent recruiter and developer of talent, Boone has more than 25 years of coaching experience, which includes a seven-year stretch as head coach at Randolph-Macon College (Va.). Boone joined the Tribe staff as an offensive assistant in 2004, while he also worked with the team's secondary before taking over the linebackers duties in 2007.
Boone handles the Tribe's recruiting efforts in northern Virginia and southern New Jersey.
A number of W&M players thrived under Boone's tutelage last season, as six Tribe defensive standouts garnered all-conference distinction. Highlighting the impressive group was All-American cornerback B.W. Webb, who was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Joining Webb as all-conference selections were linebacker Jabrel Mines (second team), strong safety Brian Thompson (second team), defensive tackle Nick Zaremba (third team), linebacker Luke Rhodes (third team) and free safety Jerome Couplin (third team). Additionally, Rhodes was one of just 16 players selected to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List.
In his first season as defensive coordinator in 2011, the Tribe established itself as one of the Colonial Athletic Association's top units and ranked among the league's best in scoring defense (22.2), total defense (350.9) and rushing defense (146.9). En route to posting the impressive numbers, four players garnered all-conference distinction as Webb (first team), defensive end Marcus Hyde (second team), Thompson (second team) and Mines (third team) were all honored. Additionally, Hyde signed as a free agent with the Washington Redskins following an outstanding senior season in which he ranked third in the CAA in sacks, while linebacker Jake Trantin was invited to the Cincinnati Bengals rookie training camp.
In his six seasons as W&M's linebackers coach, Boone has consistently produced one of the conference's top units. In all, five Tribe linebackers have combined to earn six all-conference honors under his watch - Mines (2011, 2012), Rhodes (2012), Dante Cook (2010), Trantin (2009) and Josh Rutter (2008). As a defensive backs coach, Boone helped mentor two-time All-Atlantic 10 cornerback Stephen Cason (2004-2005).
In his seven seasons leading Randolph-Macon, Boone compiled a record of 37-33, including a 22-18 ledger in conference action. In 1997, Boone guided the Yellow Jackets to a share of the ODAC title, going 4-1 in league play and 8-2 overall, and garnered Richmond Touchdown Club and VaSID Small College Coach of the Year honors.
While at RMC, Boone coached 34 players to First-Team All-ODAC honors in his seven seasons. Also, 14 team and individual school records were broken under Boone.
Prior to his stint at RMC, Boone was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., from 1983 to 1996. In Boone's 14 years as an assistant, Wabash posted an 81-38-2 record. In addition to his football duties, Boone was the head baseball coach at Wabash from 1986 to 1997, compiling a career record of 231-219 on the diamond, which ranks him as the school's all-time coaching wins leader. Boone is a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame and was honored in 2011 for his outstanding contribution to the program.
In addition to his bachelor's degree from Wabash, Boone holds a Master's of Science - Education in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University, which he received in 1999.
He was married to the former Jessica Spadafora in 2010, and the couple resides in Williamsburg with their son James William Boone, who was born last December. Boone also has a son, Nathan, 19, and a daughter, Delaney, 13.