One of the nation’s top coaches in all of college football is heading home to Lincoln. After a thrilling 62-55 conference championship win today for his UCF Golden Knights squad, the Nebraska Athletic Department announced the hiring of former Husker Scott Frost with a classy and short video from an interview during his time as a player at Nebraska.
There is no place like home.
There is no place like Nebraska.
— ❄️❄️ Nebraska Football ❄️❄️ (@HuskerFBNation) December 2, 2017
As a head coach, Frost compiled an impressive 18-7 record that was capped with a 12-0 season and a conference championship in just two seasons. While the conference championship was his first as a head coach Frost is no stranger to winning on the gridiron. In his years as a football coach Frost has been a part of 7 different squads that had brought home championships in 11 years. His culture of winning as a player at Nebraska clearly rubbed off on his as a coach.
Frost’s pedigree and background could be considered one of the best in the profession having played for the legendary Bill Walsh at Stanford, Bill Belichick, Bill Parcells, Jon Gruden, Mike Tomlin, and of course the local legend Tom Osborne at Nebraska. In addition to those coaches shaping him as a player Mark Farley, Chip Kelly, and Mark Helfrich were all heavy influences on Frost as a budding coach.
While there are legends in his coaching background the best coach anyone could ever ask for will always be family. Scott’s parents, Larry and Carol Frost, are both premiere athlete’s themselves with his father playing halfback for the Huskers from ’67-’69 and his mother winning a gold at the 1967 PanAm games and competing in the Olympics the following year. After their own successful athletic careers as both Larry and Carol have been heavily involved as coaches as well. Carol even helped coach the Wood River, NE wide receiving corps while Larry was the head coach there.
Current Husker Athletic Director Bill Moos had this to say about Frost in today’s press release.
“I am thrilled that Scott is returning to his alma mater to lead the Husker football program,” said Moos. “I truly believe that we have hired the premier young coach in the country and that exciting times lie ahead.”
Frost’s overhaul of UCF Football is one of the quickest in the country and he’s recognized as a semifinalist for the George Munger National Coach of the Year award. This is his second nomination in consecutive seasons as his team finishes up a 12-0 season today with their win over Memphis today.
As the 30th official head coach in Nebraska history, Frost agreed to a 7-year, $35 million contract per the Husker Athletic Department and is expected to be announced in person tomorrow at noon during a press conference held in Memorial Stadium
For now, Frost had this to say in his joint release with the Nebraska AD:
“It is a great honor and privilege to have the opportunity to return to Nebraska and to lead the Husker football program,” Frost said. “I have been fortunate to be at a wonderful school the last two years, but Nebraska is a special place with a storied tradition and a fan base which is second to none. I am truly humbled to be here. The state of Nebraska and the Husker program mean a great deal to me. This is home.”
“I am appreciative of the confidence Bill Moos and our University leadership have in me to lead this program. I would not have (had) the opportunity to be in this position without a lot of great people who have helped me throughout my career. Specifically, I would like to thank Coach Osborne who has played such an integral role in my life over the past two decades, both on and off the field.
Go Big Red!”
-Stay tuned to HuskerHype as we expect a great deal of news over the following days as Frost names his coaching staff and beings to meet with players and recruits.
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