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February 3, 2012

2011 Season - Anthony Scott hired as offensive line coach

Anthony Scott will take over as the new offensive line coach for the Vikings, replacing long-time Augustana football coach Tom Schmulbach.

Augustana and head football coach Rob Cushman have announced the addition of Anthony Scott as the Vikings' new offensive line coach. Scott comes to Augustana from St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he held the same position.

During Scott's four seasons at St. Augustine's, the Falcons led the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in rushing offense once (2010) and were second once (2008). In addition to his offensive line duties, he was responsible for recruiting central North Carolina and northeast Georgia. He also served as assistant weight room coordinator and assisted with video coordination as well.

"I am thrilled to be a part of the Viking family," said Scott. "This is an opportune time for Augustana football with the commitment to the new facility and the great blend of academics and athletics. It was what drew me to this position."

Scott also had stints as an offensive line coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University and Brevard College-like St. Augustine's, both NCAA Division II institutions. During his two years at Brevard, he also served as academic coordinator for the football program, video coordinator, adjunct faculty member and assistant residence hall director. His first coaching job was at East Forsythe High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he served as an assistant coach from 2003-2006. He also taught history at East Forsythe.

"I have always believed in the balance of academics and athletics," he said. "I come from a family of educators and it was impressed upon me at an early age that academics are important. At Augustana, both the football and the academics are very important and I am looking forward to being a part of that."

Scott is a graduate of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia, where he was an offensive lineman on the Eagles' 1999 and 2000 NCAA Division I-AA national championship teams. He received his bachelor's degree in broadcasting in 2001.