John Scott Jr.

Defensive Line


John Scott Jr. joins the Detroit Lions as their defensive line coach in 2023.

Scott Jr. comes to Detroit after spending the previous three seasons (2020-22) at Penn State. In 2022, Penn State ranked sixth in the FBS with 43 sacks and finished the season ranked No. 7 in the AP poll with an 11-2 record. Prior to his stint at Penn State, Scott Jr. served as the defensive line coach at South Carolina (2019) and Arkansas (2017-18).