EUGENE — University of Oregon assistant football coach Scott Frost has been elevated to the positions of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Ducks head coach Mark Helfrich confirmed Thursday.
Frost, 38, has served as the program’s wide receivers coach for the past four seasons following one year as defensive coordinator at the University of Northern Iowa (2008) and two seasons as linebackers coach at UNI (2007-08).
A quarterback in college, Frost was a two-year starter at Nebraska after lettering two years at Stanford. He quarterbacked Nebraska to the 1997 national championship.
Frost went on to play six seasons in the NFL as a safety and special teams player with the New York Jets (1998-2000), Cleveland Browns (2001), Green Bay Packers (2001-02) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004).
“Scott is a bright, passionate and talented young coach who we are excited to lead our offense," Helfrich said. “His background on both sides of the ball, the coaches he’s been exposed to (including Stanford’s Bill Walsh, Nebraska’s Tom Osborne and the Jets’ Bill Parcells) and his high character offer further foundations for his success."
—From wire reports