L.D. Scott serves as the defensive ends coach at WKU and came to The Hill after a decorated playing career at the University of Louisville as a defensive lineman, and two years on the coaching staff at Arkansas.
In his first season at WKU, Scott worked in tandem with veteran defensive line coach Don Dunn to craft together the other half of a defensive line that saw every starter from the season before depart due to graduation. With a new starting lineup, Dunn and Scott crafted a defensive line that improved each game and allowed just 105 yards on the ground to the final four conference opponents.
Converted linebacker turned defensive end senior Bar'ee Boyd and sophomore Gavin Rocker combined for 7.5 sacks, 15.5 tackles for loss and eight quarterback hurries on the year while forcing three fumbles. Boyd also led all defensive linemen with four pass breakups and 40 tackles (29 solo) on the year.
Scott spent the 2011 season with Arkansas under head coach Bobby Petrino as an intern working with the defensive tackles, before moving to a graduate assistant role in 2012 working with the defensive line.
As a collegiate student-athlete, Scott was a four-year letterwinner at Louisville, putting together a 41-tackle season in his senior year of 2009. Scott had at least 20 tackles in each of his final three seasons, playing a role in Louisville's Orange Bowl season of 2006 where the Cardinals went 12-1, winning the Orange Bowl over Wake Forest under head coach Bobby Petrino.
Scott moved on briefly to the Canadian Football League with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2010 before beginning his coaching career in July of 2010.
Scott began his coaching career as a defensive line coach with Seneca High School in Louisville in 2010, before making the move to Arkansas under Petrino in January of 2011.
Scott graduated with a degree in Communications from the University of Louisville in 2009.
THE SCOTT FILE
Born: June 3, 1987
Hometown: Auburn, Ala.
PLAYING CAREER (Defensive Lineman)
College: Louisville (2006-09)
2011: Arkansas (Defensive Tackles Intern)
2012: Arkansas (Defensive Line Graduate Assistant)
Present: WKU (Defensive Tackles)