As Scott Boone enters his seventh season as a member of the Tribe’s staff, he brings the program more than a quarter century of coaching experience. While he is entering his fourth season overseeing the linebackers, Boone has also proven to be a premier recruiter and versatile developer of talent, as he has also worked with the Tribe’s defensive backs and as an offensive assistant on the staff.
Boone handles the Tribe’s recruiting efforts in northern Virginia, the Philadelphia-metro area and southern New Jersey.
In just three short years, Boone has developed a great deal of linebacker talent for the College, and he will oversee what might be considered the most dynamic starting trio in the conference, if not the nation in 2010. Led by all-conference middle linebacker Jake Trantin, his charges were an incredibly productive unit in 2009, producing 223 total tackles; 29 TFLs; 8.5 sacks; 10 PBUs; 4 INTs and 4 fumble recoveries.
Including Trantin’s honors, Boone has now groomed three W&M players to all-conference honors, including middle linebacker Josh Rutter (2008) and cornerback Stephen Cason, who was a two-time All-Atlantic 10 selection (2004-2005).
In 2004, Boone served as an offensive assistant on the Tribe staff after spending the previous seven years as the head football coach at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Va.
In his seven seasons at Randolph-Macon, Boone compiled a record of 37-33, including a 22-18 ledger in conference action. In 1997, Boone guided the Yellow Jackets to a share of the ODAC title, going 4-1 in league play and 8-2 overall, and garnered Richmond Touchdown Club and VaSID Small College Coach of the Year honors.
While at RMC, Boone coached 34 players to First-Team All-ODAC honors in his seven seasons. Also, 14 team and individual school records were broken under Boone.
Prior to his stint at RMC, Boone was an assistant coach at his alma mater, Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., from 1983 to 1996. In Boone’s 14 years as an assistant, Wabash posted an 81-38-2 record. In addition to his football duties, Boone was the head baseball coach at Wabash from 1986 to 1997, compiling a career record of 231-219 on the diamond, which ranks him as the school’s all-time coaching wins leader. Boone is a member of the Wabash College Athletic Hall of Fame and was honored this past summer for his outstanding contribution to the program.
In addition to his bachelor’s degree from Wabash, Boone holds a Master’s of Science – Education in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University, which he received in 1999.
He was married to the former Jessica Spadafora this past summer and the couple resides in Williamsburg. Boone has two children, Nathan, 15, and Delaney, 10.