JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Jaguars announced today that Cedric Scott has been promoted to the team's head strength and conditioning coach.
Scott spent the last 10 seasons with the Jaguars as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.
"Cedric has been an outstanding leader in our strength and conditioning department for several years," said General Manager Trent Baalke. "We met with several qualified candidates, and it became clear that Cedric was the best fit to lead our program. His familiarity with our players and NFL playing experience gives him a unique perspective that will be valuable to our team. Cedric will work closely with Coach Pederson and Jeff Ferguson, our vice president of player health and performance, to help our players improve both on and off the field."
Prior to joining the Jaguars, Scott worked at the University of North Carolina in the strength and conditioning department in 2012. He previously served three years (2009-11) at the University of Southern Mississippi on the strength and conditioning staff, serving his last two years as the head strength and conditioning coach for the men's basketball program. 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. In 2015, Scott was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi 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.
He was a 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.
A native of Gulfport, Miss., Scott and his wife, Dorian, have two sons, Cedric Jr. and Cameron.