Scott Fountain, a seven-year veteran at UCF before making his way to Murfreesboro, is in his second season at Middle Tennessee. Fountain, who recruits south Alabama, and northwest Florida, coaches the Blue Raiders offensive line.
In 2004, Fountain took over a group that lost its best player prior to the season, did not have a proven center, and had to fill both guard spots. The unit quickly came together to help form the top passing offense in the Sun Belt Conference and the 15th best in the nation.
At UCF, Fountain coached offensive tackles and tight ends the past six years, while also doubling as the program's recruiting coordinator. Under Fountain's guidance, tight end Mario Jackson excelled in the UCF system and was signed as a free agent by New Orleans following the 2003 NFL Draft, and offensive lineman Cornell Green is a free agent with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Steve Edwards is a starter along the offensive line for the Chicago Bears. Tight end Michael Gaines, who was coached by Fountain, was recently drafted in the sixth round by the Carolina Panthers in the 2004 draft.
In 1997, he coached the guards/centers at UCF and was the co-recruiting coordinator.
During his tenure at UCF, the Golden Knights offense ranked among the nation's top 30 in six of seven years, and three recruiting classes ranked in the top 50 according to various recruiting analysts. The 2002 class ranked in the top 30 as rated by VandelezSports.com, and the 2000 class was rated No. 46 by Rivals.com.
Fountain went to UCF after earning his master's degree in educational leadership and spending three seasons as a graduate assistant offensive line coach at Florida State under Head Coach Bobby Bowden. Fountain was on staff with the Seminoles from 1994 to 1996 and was a part of three ACC Championship teams. Along with helping coach the offensive line, Fountain handled film breakdown and scouting reports and organized Bobby Bowden's Summer Camps.
Prior to joining FSU, Fountain was a high school coach in Alabama for six years. He served as the head coach for Monroe County High in 1993 and for Frisco City High from 1990 to 92. In his last season at Frisco City the team went 12-1 and advanced to the semifinals of the state playoffs. Prior to his stint at Frisco City, Fountain was an assistant coach at his alma mater, W.S. Neal High School, in 1989 and an assistant coach at Flomaton High in 1988.
A 1988 graduate of Samford University with a degree in physical education, Fountain was a four-year letterman for the Bulldogs. He started every game of his career, spending most of his time at tight guard on the offensive line.
As a senior at Samford in 1987, Fountain helped the Terry Bowden-coached Bulldogs average an NCAA Division III record 51.7 points and 523 yards per game. He was a four-year starter for the Bulldogs and helped lead them to a 9-1 mark his senior year.
Fountain is a native of East Brewton, Ala. He and his wife Rosie have three sons, Brookes, Hunter, and Tanner.