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Scott Frost: Background, player and coaching history

Posted: 3:49 PM, Dec 02, 2017
Updated: 2017-12-02 23:43:53Z
Scott Frost: Background and coaching history
Scott Frost: Background and coaching history
Scott Frost: Background and coaching history
Scott Frost: Background and coaching history

It's official Husker fans. Scott Frost is coming home . Now that Nebraska football got their next head coach, here's a little background information on the guy at the helm of Husker football.

Frost was born in Wood River, Nebraska and attended Wood River high school from 1989 to 1993. He transferred from Stanford to Nebraska in 1995 where he helped win a share of the 1997 National Championship after an Orange Bowl win over Peyton Manning's Tennessee team.

During his playing time for the Huskers, Frost became only the tenth player in college football history to both run and pass for more than 1,000 yards. 

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After a short stint in the NFL, Frost began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Kansas State in 2006 before heading to Northern Iowa as the linebackers coach and co-defensive coordinator from 2007-08.

Frost then took his talents to Eugene, Oregon where he became the wide receivers coach under head coach Chip Kelly from 2009-12.

Following Chip Kelly's departure from the Ducks, Frost took over as the quarterback's coach and offensive coordinator under head coach Mark Helfrich. 

He was a candidate for the Broyles Award in 2014 which is given to the nation's top assistant coach. 

In December of 2015, it was announced that Frost would take over as the head coach at Central Florida, who had gone 0-12 the previous season. 

The Knights improved to 6-7 in 2016, and finished an undefeated regular season with an AAC Championship in 2017 with a double-overtime win over Memphis.