ABOUT GREG SCOTT
Greg Scott was born in Franklin, VA in 1979. The youngest of 5 brothers, Greg's hometown is Sedley, VA, a rural part of Southampton County, VA. Growing up in a house full of boys was an adventure every day to say the least. His brothers helped Greg grow in every way. From toughening him up to showing him the ropes about life, his brothers were there. Greg's father was a very hardworking man who traveled quite a bit with his work. His mother was a nurse and worked mostly nights as Greg was growing up. His parents equally set an example of hard work and determination. Compile that with his brothers guidance and protectiveness, Greg grew to be a very hardworking and kind man.
From the time Greg could talk and walk he was telling people that he was going to be a Professional Football Player in the NFL. Many people just laughed at him, others told him it was good to have dreams and didn't take him seriously. He was often alone in his dream to play in the NFL. Greg's football career began when he was 8 years old in little league football. Greg played the little league team in Courtland, VA. The very first day of practice, Greg's coach told him "You are going to be a monster". Greg never forgot those words and tells that story to this day. He developed an extreme amount of confidence when his coach recognized his talent. He was no longer alone in his dream. Someone outside of his immediate family recognized his talent. It was the beginning of a successful football life for Greg Scott.
Later, Greg played 1 year of Junior Varsity and 4 years of Varsity football for Southampton High School in Courtland, VA. While at Southampton High School, Scott excelled in both Basketball and Football. Throughout his high school athletic career he won awards ranging from Player of the Year to All State Honors and everything in between for both sports. Needless to say he brought a lot of attention to rural Southampton County when he began to be recruited by Division I Colleges. Schools like University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Hampton University, Howard, North Carolina A&T, and Nebraska were just a few that were pinning for Scott. In the end, he chose Hampton University.
While at Hampton University on a full football scholarship Greg's success on the field continued. He was honored by winning awards such as All MEAC, All American and played in two All-Star Collegiate Bowl Games (Senior Bowl and Hula Bowl). In 2002, Greg left Hampton early to enter the NFL Draft. He was drafted in the 7th round by the Washington Redskins.
Greg went on to have a substantial career in both the NFL and the AFL (Arena Football League) until an injury tearing the ACL in his knee ultimately ended his playing career. One in million collegiate football players make the NFL Draft. Greg Scott did that. 290 players attended the NFL Combine the year he did, 234 spots were available for the NFL Draft that year, Greg Scott took one of those spots. A young man, the 5th in 5 children, from a rural area and a small school in Virginia, made the NFL Draft and played 5 years in the League. Greg talks often about work ethic. It is without a doubt that his life however, talented, could not have been so magical without the extreme dedication to his work ethic.
After rehabilitating from the ACL tear in his knee, Greg began his coaching career at Hampton University and worked with players on the side, getting them better on agility and working with them on their positions. While at Hampton he began to think hard about starting a non-profit organization so that he could, in some way, give back to the community that had been so good to him. After months of prayer and research, Greg founded Cover 3 Football. Implementing several football, community and outreach programs, Greg has been able to train and motivate hundreds of youth throughout Virginia and North Carolina. He has been able to mentor to hundreds of young males in his community of Southampton County and Franklin, VA. He has also been able to successfully feed nearly 6,000 children (boys and girls) with his After School Snack Program. He has also made countless appearances and speeches at local and area schools, promoting the 3 principles of work ethic, positive attitude and commitment. Greg realizes what God's plan is for him and absolutely has a deep rooted passion for the young males of the world and their development as human beings and athletes.
Greg is hands on in every aspect of the Cover 3 Foundation. He directs every camp, speaks to thousands of kids, organizations, business, schools, and at risk centers every year and he also directs C3's Kid's Meals Program. Greg's attention to the details of his organization allows him to impact it on a very personal level. Greg's thoughts and experiences have lended him the ability to write programs, inspire his staff and ultimately change his world and the world of the children he mentors and coaches.
About Greg Scott the Former Player
* All State, Tight End and Outside Linebacker, Southampton High School
* VA High School League All-American
* District Defensive Player of The Year, 1997 & 1998
* Full Football Scholarship to Hampton University 1998-2001
* 1st Team All MEAC Selection 2000
* SBN All American 2000
* 1st Team All MEAC Selection 2001
* SBN All American 2001
* Senior Bowl, 2002
* Hula Bowl, 2002
* NFL Combine 2002
* 2002 NFL Draft Pick
* 2002-2003 Washington Redskins
* 2003-2006 Cincinnati Bengals
* 2005 NFL Europe
* 2006-2007 Grand Rapids Rampage (AFL)
About Greg Scott the Skill Development Coach
* Founder, and Lead Skill Development Coach - Cover 3 Football
* Current Defensive Line Coach, King's Fork High School, Suffolk VA
* 3 Years Agility Training and Position Specific Training
* Former Assistant Defensive Line Coach, Hampton University
* Coached, Kenrick Ellis - New York Jets (3rd round draft pick 94 in 2011 draft)
* Assisted 3rd Ranked Defensive Line
* 2008 Defensive Line - 30 Sacks for a loss of 185 Yards
* 2008 Defense - 80 Tackles for a loss of 329 Yards
* 2009 Defensive Line - 26 Sacks for a loss of 157 Yards
* 2009 Defensive - 88 Tackles for a loss of 366 Yards
* Camp Counselor, Jerry Holmes Summer Camp 2008
* Camp Counselor, Donovan Rose Summer Camp 2009
* Camp Coach, Defensive Line Coach, Mick Vick Summer Camp 2010