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Scott Stoker
Northwestern State University
Head Football Coach

Scott Stoker
Northwestern State University Head Football Coach

  • 2004 Southland Conference Coach of the Year
  • 2004 All-Louisiana Team Coach of the Year, La. Sports Writers Association
  • 23 wins, 14 losses in three seasons as head coach, including an 8-4 record in 2004
  • Coached Demons to two NCAA Division I-AA playoff appearances in his first three seasons as head coach
  • Led 2004 Demons to Southland Conference championship, first for NSU since 1998
  • All three of his NSU teams have been ranked as highly as No. 11 nationally. The 2002 team reached No. 3 in the nation.
  • All three of his teams have finished in the top 15 nationally in total defense and rushing defense according to NCAA statistics The 2004 Demons' Purple Swarm defense finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in the nation in total defense and rushing defense, and wound up No. 2 in those categories following postseason play.
  • His Northwestern teams already have broken or tied four NCAA Division I-AA records
  • His Demons have broken 10 Southland Conference records
  • His teams already have broken 32 school records, including the single-season and single-game scoring records and seven defensive records
  • Stoker's Demons have already scored 30 or more points 20 times in his 37 games as coach, and they have scored 40 or more on 13 occasions
  • Eight members of Stoker's 16-man coaching staff are Northwestern graduates, just like him 
  • Stoker quarterbacked the 1988 Demons, coached by Sam Goodwin, to NSU's first
  • Southland Conference championship and first Division I-AA playoff appearance.
  • He finished his playing career as the Demons' single-season and career passing leader, throwing for 4,801 yards from 1986-89, ranking seventh in Southland Conference history
  • Stoker also set the NSU career total offense record with 5,059 yards, 10th all-time in SLC history
  • Stoker was a second-team All-SLC pick at QB as a junior and a preseason All-America selection as a senior
  • He shares the NCAA record for longest pass completion, a 99-yard TD in his senior year
  • Stoker became an assistant coach immediately after finishing his playing career, joining
  • Goodwin's staff in 1990. He graduated in 1991, coached at NSU until after the 1993 season, and spent 1994-2001 at McNeese State. Stoker had an overall record of 93-51 in 12 years as an assistant coach before being named head coach at NSU on Jan. 7, 2002.
  • Stoker and his wife, Kim, have three daughters: Jennifer, Carli and Zoe. Stoker was born on March 6, 1968.
  • His father, Butch, is the longtime head football coach at Alexandria Senior High. Stoker played for his father and graduated from ASH in 1986.



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