Cedric Scott is in his fifth season on the Jaguars coaching staff as assistant strength and conditioning coach working under Head of Strength and Conditioning Tom Myslinski.
Scott worked briefly in 2012 at the University of North Carolina in the strength and conditioning department before joining the Jaguars. He previously served three years (2009-11) at the University of Southern Mississippi on the strength and conditioning staff, also spending his last two years as head strength and conditioning coach for men’s basketball. He was a graduate assistant in 2008. Scott was a standout defensive end for Southern Mississippi, where he received his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and his master’s degree in sports administration. He earned All-America honors as a senior defensive end and was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2000.
Scott was the fourth-round draft pick for the New York Giants in 2001 and played several years in the NFL. He also spent time with the Scottish Claymores of the World League in 2004; and was part of the Canadian Football League’s 2005 Grey Cup Championship team with the Edmonton Eskimos. That same year, the defensive line broke the team record for the most sacks.
In 2015, Scott was inducted into the University of Southern Miss Sports Hall of Fame after a stellar four-year career that resulted in three Conference USA Championships (1996, 1997 and 1999) and career totals of 199 tackles, including 47.0 tackles for loss, and 28.0 sacks.
A native of Gulfport, Miss., Scott is married to the former Dorian Wallace. The couple has two sons, Cedric “CJ” Scott, Jr. and Cameron Anthony.
COACHING BACKGROUND: Southern Mississippi 2009-11, UNC-Chapel Hill 2012, Jacksonville Jaguars 2012-15.