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Fountain is new offensive line coach

February 29, 2004 · MT Media Relations
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee Head Coach Andy McCollum announced today the hiring of Scott Fountain as the Blue Raiders' new offensive line coach. Fountain, who coached the past seven years at UCF, takes over for Ronnie Vinklarek.

At UCF, Fountain coached offensive tackles and tight ends the past six years, while also doubling as the programs 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.

In 1997, he coached the entire offensive line at UCF and was the co-recruiting coordinator.

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 coach Bobby Bowden. Fountain was on staff with the Seminoles in 1995 when they defeated UCF 46-14 in a memorable game in Tallahassee.

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 1990-92. 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.

Fountain is a native of East Brewton, Ala. He and his wife Rosie have three sons, Brookes, Hunter and Tanner.

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