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University adds Linn to football staff

Alfred University Head Football Coach Bob Rankl announces Scott Linn has been appointed the Saxons’ offensive coordinator.

Linn, who will also coach wide receivers, has roots with AU, having served as a graduate assistant coach two seasons (2007 and 2008) under former Saxon head coach Dave Murray. He comes to AU from Rhodes College, a Division III school in Memphis, TN, where he had been serving since March as special teams coordinator and defensive back coach.

He has eight years collegiate coaching experience, including a five-year tenure as a full-time assistant at Empire 8 Conference rival Hartwick College. Linn began his coaching career as a student assistant at his alma mater, Albion (MI) College, where he played fullback for four seasons (2002-05). At Albion, Linn helped coached tight ends, running backs and offensive linemen.

From Albion, Linn came to AU, where he coached running backs for two seasons as a grad assistant. Under his tutelage, two Saxon tailbacks earned Empire 8 all-conference recognition and one, Vinson Hendrix, set the school’s single-season rushing mark (since broken) en route to earning All-American honors. His was a member of the coaching staff that guided the Saxons to 4,983 yards of total offense in 2007, a school single-season record.

From AU, Linn went to Hartwick, where he served as a full-time assistant from 2009-2013. He was the Hawks’ defensive line coach for two seasons (2009, 2010); the linebackers coach for one (2011); and assistant head coach for two (2012, 2013). During his tenure as Hartwick’s assistant head coach, he served as defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator. His duties at Hartwick also included serving a recruiting coordinator, strength and conditioning coordinator, and academic coordinator.

Linn was appointed an assistant at Rhodes in March, where he served four months before accepting the assistant coaching position at AU. At Rhodes, he oversaw defensive backs during spring practice, installed defensive schemes, and scripted seven-on-seven drills.

Linn earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education (minor in health) from Albion College in 2006. He earned a master’s degree in education from Alfred University in 2009. He has been a member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) since 2007.