Football is a team sport, and the team factor in the sport is evident off the field of play as much as it is evident on it. Off the field of play, multiple coaches work together to put different aspects of the team in tiptop shape, teaching and perfecting the team’s drills, from offense to defense. Now, every team needs a leader and one of them is Scott Frost, renowned former NFL player, and a university head coach.
Scott Frost had a career that spanned six years playing for teams like the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, and a couple others. Having retired, he has transitioned into the off-field aspect of the game, working his way up from being a member of the coaching crew to become the head coach a couple of college football teams.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
The American coach was born Scott Andrew Frost, one of two sons born to his parents in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was born on the 4th of January, 1975 and began his football career at Wood River High School where he played between 1989 and 1993.
Playing as a quarterback, Scott Frost quickly rose to become a star for his team and led them to various significant accomplishments, including state playoffs.
At the high school level, Scott Frost was also a star in track and field as he competed and won the state championship. With the possibility of pursuing a career as a track and field athlete or a footballer, Scott chose the latter and went on to join Stanford University for two years before returning to his home town university, University of Nebraska, where he completed his college career.
His college career ended with an Orange Bowl win and personal accolades like the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Despite his accomplishments at college level, Scott Frost was unable to replicate it in the NFL, and had a modest career that spanned six years, playing for teams like the New York Jets – who drafted him into the NFL, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he eventually retired as an active player.
Rather than live a life away from football, Scott Frost followed in his parents’ path and became a coach, starting out at the University of Nebraska and Kansas State University as a graduate assistant before joining Northern Iowa as the linebackers coach.
Before he became a head coach, he also worked for Oregon University as a wide receiver/quarterback coach and an offensive coordinator. His career as a head coach began on the 1st of December, 2015 when he was announced as the head coach of the University of Central Florida. Scott Frost spent two seasons at Central Florida, during which, he won the National Championship.
Having announced his name as a coach at the national level, he earned a role as head coach for his hometown team, the University of Nebraska in December 2017 and he has remained in the position ever since.
Scott Frost’s Salary
During his six years as an active player in the NFL, Scott Frost earned a significant amount as a player in the very lucrative NFL and he has continued to earn big bucks as a head coach in college football. Having begun his career as a coach in 2002, he has earned over $5 million in salary and he is currently on an annual salary of $5 million per year with the University of Nebraska.
Scott Frost was born into a sports family, raised by parents who were fierce athletes in their younger years. His father, Larry Frost played college football at Nebraska as a wingback while his mother, Carol Frost was a track and field athlete who competed in the Olympics.
His parents have been married for over 46 years and have also remained in sports, with both of them being football coaches for over three decades.
Family – Wife And Son
A well-documented professional life has also included a successful marital life through his marriage to Ashley Neidhardt. His wife, Ashley is a graduate of Grand Canyon University and they have been married since 2016, three years after they met for the first time in 2013.
The couple got married in El Chorro in Paradise Valley, in the state of Arizona and have since given birth to a son, who was born on the 9th of November, 2017. The name of their son is currently unknown as they have continued to maintain a low profile that has defined their relationship history.