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Randy Scott

Head Coach —  2000-07


Born and raised in Avoca (IA), Randy Scott joined the Bettendorf program in 1976 after starring at center for the Northern Iowa Panthers and served as an assistant coach under Merv Habenicht for 24 seasons before assuming head coaching duties in 2000.  As a trusted assistant on Habenicht's staff, Coach Scott molded offensive units that won 5 of 6 state title games in a span of 13 years including two different sets of back-to-back titles in 1987-1988 and in 1991-92; for his efforts and diligence, Scott was named the Iowa Football Coaches Association "Assistant Coach of the Year" in 1993.

In his inaugural season as head coach, Scott led the Bulldogs to the 4A state title game where they were runners-up and again in 2002 before claiming the title in 2004 and 2007; both the 2004 and 2007 squads also finished the season with records of 13-0 (only the fourth and fifth teams in school history to go undefeated since the inception of the Iowa football playoffs in 1972) and while the 2004 team earned national rankings of #25 by Prep Nation 101 and #32 by Student Sports, the 2007 team was ranked #30 by MaxPreps while also being designated as the "Best Team in Iowa" by Sports Illustrated. 

In just 8 short seasons under Scott's tutelage, 44 players earned All-State honors while his teams compiled a record of 85-12
an incredible 87.6% winning percentagewhich makes him the 2nd winningest coach in Bettendorf history.  Coach Scott also won 4 conference titles while amassing a record of 66-6 in conference play and under his direction, the Bulldogs also qualified for the 4A playoffs 8 consecutive times while collecting 19 wins in 25 games.  Coach Scott was honored with several "Coach of the Year" honors, most notably by the M.A.C. (2004, '07) and Iowa Football Coaches Association ('04) while also being named the "Southeast District Coach of the Year" in 2000 and 2004.  Although Scott, who earned the honor of being named "Teacher of the Year" in 1996, may be retired from coaching, he still presents at clinics today.

Coach Scott was inducted into the Iowa Football Coaches Hall of Fame on Friday, November 19th, 2010, and joins former Bettendorf head coaches Merritt Parsons (1955-66) and Habenicht (1971-99) in the Hall of Fame which makes Bettendorf one of the elite prep football programs in the State of Iowa with three different head coaches in the Hall of Fame.