RELEASE FROM TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
PHILADELPHIA, January 22, 2012 – Scot Loeffler, who served as Temple University’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach last fall, has resigned to accept the offensive coordinator’s position at Auburn University, Temple head coach Steve Addazio announced Sunday evening.
“I am very happy for Scot and his family,” Addazio said. “This is a great opportunity for him and his career. We are very grateful for his contributions to Temple, and we certainly understand that when our great coaches have opportunities, it’s a compliment to our program. We wish Scot nothing but the best. He will always have a special place here at Temple.”
In 2011, Loeffler guided the Temple offense that set the season school records for rushing yards (3,335), rushing touchdowns (38), rushing attempts (636), total touchdowns (50), total offense (4,983), and most first downs (245) behind the explosive efforts of All-MAC junior running backs Bernard Pierce and Matt Brown.
“Scot is a rising star who has worked with some very good quarterbacks, and has achieved a tremendous amount of success,” Auburn head football coach Gene Chizik said. “He is a tireless worker, is an outstanding recruiter and knows the rigors of competing in this conference. We’re very excited to have Scot join our staff and we welcome him to the Auburn family.”
Prior to joining the Owls, Loeffler spent two seasons at the University of Florida as the quarterbacks coach. In 2010, Florida scored 35 touchdowns and six field goals on 58 red zone trips. The Gators scored on 15 consecutive red zone possessions, including 14 touchdowns.
Loeffler spent one season in the NFL with the Detroit Lions, where he guided a quarterback unit that threw for 2,960 yards in 2008.
Prior to joining the Lions, Loeffler coached the quarterbacks at his alma mater, the University of Michigan, for six seasons, guiding second-round draft pick Chad Henne. Under the tutelage of Loeffler, Henne became the first true freshman QB to lead his team to a Big Ten title and start in a BCS bowl game.
A Barberton, Ohio, native, Loeffler served as Central Michigan’s quarterbacks’ coach for two seasons in 2000-01.
A quarterback for the Wolverines from 1993-96, Loeffler received his bachelor’s degree in history in 1996. He helped guide two NFL quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Brian Griese as a graduate and student assistant at Michigan and was a part of the Wolverine staff during the 1997 undefeated season and National Championship title.