Scot Loeffler, in his second year as Virginia Tech’s offensive coordinator, brings 16 years of coaching experience on the collegiate and NFL levels to the Hokies staff. Loeffler, who served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Auburn in 2012 and in the same role at Temple in 2011, has tutored seven college quarterbacks who went on to play in the NFL: Tom Brady, Tim Tebow, Brian Griese, Chad Henne, Drew Henson, John Navarre and Logan Thomas.
|1996-97||Michigan (student assistant)|
|1998-99||Michigan (graduate assistant)|
|2000-01||Central Michigan (quarterbacks)|
|2008||Detroit Lions (quarterbacks)|
|2011||Temple (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)|
|2012||Auburn (offensive coordinator/quarterbacks)|
|2013||Virginia Tech (off. coordinator/quarterbacks)|
|1993||Hall of Fame (Michigan vs. NC State)|
|1994||Holiday (Michigan vs. Colorado State)|
|1995||Alamo (Michigan vs. Texas A&M)|
|1996||Outback (Michigan vs. Alabama)|
|1997||Rose (Michigan vs. Washington State)|
national championship team
|1998||Citrus (Michigan vs. Arkansas)|
|1999||Orange (Michigan vs. Alabama)|
|2002||Outback (Michigan vs. Florida)|
|2003||Rose (Michigan vs. Southern Cal)|
|2004||Rose (Michigan vs. Texas)|
|2005||Alamo (Michigan vs. Nebraska)|
|2006||Rose (Michigan vs. Southern Cal)|
|2007||Capital One (Michigan vs. Florida)|
|2009||Sugar (Florida vs. Cincinnati)|
|2010||Outback (Florida vs. Penn State)|
|2011||New Mexico (Temple vs. Wyoming)|
|2013||Sun (vs. UCLA)|
In his first year in Blacksburg, Thomas finished off a stellar career by breaking career records for passing yards, attempts, touchdown passes and rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and a young wide receiving trio became the first group of receivers in program history to each record 40 or more receptions in a season.
At Auburn, his pro-style offense produced a 1,000-yard rusher in Tre Mason, who started six games after mid-season. Under Loeffler, Mason became the first non-QB to lead Auburn in total offense for a season since Bo Jackson in 1985.
At Temple, Loeffler guided the 9-4 Owls’ offense that was seventh nationally in rushing averaging 256.5 yards per game and 39th nationally in scoring (30.6 ppg). Running back Bernard Pierce was sixth nationally in rushing, averaging 123.4 yards a game.
Loeffler spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Florida as the quarterbacks coach. He led a Florida quarterback unit that led the nation in pass efficiency (167.3) in 2009, after they passed for 3,305 yards for 28 touchdowns with just five interceptions. In his first season at Florida, the Gators ranked second in the SEC in passing offense with an average of 236.1 yards per game. Loeffler guided Tim Tebow in his final season at Florida, during which he passed for 2,895 yards and 21 touchdowns, finishing his senior year with a passing efficiency of 164.17. Tebow left Florida with five NCAA, 14 SEC and 28 UF records.
Loeffler spent the 2008 season with the NFL’s Detroit Lions, where he guided a quarterback unit that threw for 2,960 yards.
For six seasons (2002-07), Loeffler coached the quarterbacks at Michigan, his alma mater, including second-round NFL draft pick Chad Henne, who became the first true freshman quarterback to lead his team to a Big Ten title and start in a BCS bowl game. Henne set school marks in career passing yards (9,715), touchdowns (87), completions (828) and attempts (1,387). Loeffler also helped develop John Navarre into Michigan’s first All-Big Ten first-team quarterback since 1997. The quarterbacks he coached at Michigan have gone on to play in 318 regular-season NFL games, including 291 starts and four Super Bowl rings as pros.
Loeffler served as Central Michigan’s quarterback coach for two seasons in 2000-01. A quarterback for the Wolverines from 1993-96, Loeffler received his bachelor’s degree in 1996. As a student and graduate assistant coach at Michigan, he worked with two future NFL quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Brian Griese and was part of the Wolverines’ 1997 undefeated national championship season.
Loeffler, a native of Barberton, Ohio, and his wife, Amie, have two children, son Luke and daughter Alexis.