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Frank Scelfo
Quarterbacks Coach

Biography

A veteran of 31 years in coaching, Frank Scelfo is in his second season in the NFL after being named quarterbacks coach for the Jaguars on January 24, 2013.

A veteran of 31 years in coaching, Frank Scelfo is in his second season in the NFL after being named quarterbacks coach for the Jaguars on January 24, 2013.

Scelfo worked closely with veteran quarterback Chad Henne in 2013.  Henne started 13 of 15 games and completed a career-high 305 passes while throwing for 3,241 yards and 13 touchdowns.  He finished the season with his third 300-passing game of the season and 12th of his career with 331 yards at Indianapolis.

Scelfo spent two seasons (2010-11) as quarterbacks coach for the University of Arizona where he tutored Eagles 2012 third-round pickm Nick Foles.  Foles finished his college career as the school’s all-time leader in passing yards (10,011), touchdowns (67), attempts (1,369) and completions (933).  As a senior in 2011, Foles threw for a school single-season-record 4,334 yards and 28 touchdowns while also setting school marks for attempts (560) and completions (387).

In 2010, Scelfo worked with Foles, Matt Scott and Bryson Beirne.  Foles earned honorable-mention All-Pac 10 honors after throwing for 3,191 yard and 20 touchdowns.  Scott engineered two victories as the starter and Beirne appeared in three games with a 221.4 pass efficiency rating.  The Wildcats averaged 307 passing yards per game, one yard shy of the school single-season best, plus checked in with a combined 68 percent completion rate and 25 scoring throws.

Prior to joining Arizona, Scelfo spent three seasons (2007-09) as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Louisiana Tech.   In 2008, Scelfo directed the Bulldogs offense to a win in the Independence Bowl, the school’s first bowl victory in three decades. The team ranked 27th nationally in rushing, with Daniel Porter leading the way with 1,164 yards. The Bulldogs had six games of 30 or more points and Scelfo mentored a sophomore quarterback, Ross Jenkins, as a first-time starter.  Porter became Louisiana Tech’s all-time rusher with 3,352 yards.

Scelfo entered the collegiate coaching ranks at Tulane where he spent 11 seasons (1996-2006) including the last eight seasons as offensive coordinator.   He coached tight ends and was recruiting coordinator for the Green Wave in his first three seasons from 1996-98.  With Scelfo on the staff, the Green Wave were ranked nationally in the top 30 in passing five times including the third-most passing yards in 2000.   In 1998 the club finished with a 12-0 record, one of only two Division I-A undefeated teams, and a win in the Liberty Bowl.

During his tenure at Tulane, Scelfo tutored four quarterbacks that went on to the NFL in Patrick Ramsey, J.P. Losman, Lester Ricard and Shaun King.  Each of the players finished their careers ranked in the top five in school history in career passing yards.   A total of eight Tulane offensive players were selected in the NFL Draft during Scelfo’s tenure.

The Abbeville, Louisiana native produced Tulane’s all-time passing leader (Ramsey), all-time rushing and all-purpose yardage leader (Mewelde Moore), all-time touchdown receptions leader (Roydell Williams) and all-time scoring leader (Seth Marler). Moore also became only the second player in NCAA history to produce 4,000 career rushing yards and 2,000-plus receiving yards during his time under Scelfo.

Scelfo began his coaching career on the high school level where he spent 14 years with stops in Louisiana at Prairie View (1982-83), Jesuit (1984) and River Oaks (1985-86), and in Texas at Vidor (1987), Orangefield (1988), Chapel Hill (1989-91), Kilgore (1992-94) and North Shore (1995). 

Scelfo earned his bachelor’s degree and a master’s from Northeast Louisiana (now Louisiana-Monroe) in 1981 and 1983, respectively. He played baseball for the Indians and was named NLU’s 1981 Athlete of the Year his senior season.

Scelfo is married to Holly Kingery, and the couple has two sons, Anthony and Jordan. Anthony was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.

COACHING BACKGROUND: Prairie View (La.) HS (head coach) 1982-83, Jesuit (LA) HS 1984, River Oaks (La.) HS (head coach) 1985-86, Vidor (Texas) HS 1987, Orangefield (Texas) HS 1988, Chapel Hill (Texas) HS 1989-91, Kilgore (Texas) HS 1992-94, North Shore (Texas) HS 1995, Tulane 1996-2006, Louisiana Tech 2007-09, Arizona 2010-11, Jacksonville Jaguars 2013-14.

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