JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Feb. 12, 2015) – ETSU head football coach Carl Torbush announced Thursday the addition of former Buccaneer standout Scott Brumett to the team’s coaching staff.
Brumett, who was a three-year starter for the Bucs from 2001 to 2003, will coach ETSU’s defensive line and returns to Johnson City after spending the past three seasons as defensive coordinator at Maryville College. Prior to his time at Maryville, Brumett made coaching stops at both Chattanooga and Brevard College.
“Scott is an outstanding football coach,” Torbush said. “He’s coached every position on the defensive side of the ball, and served as a defensive coordinator at both Maryville and Brevard. He will be a huge help to Coach Billy Taylor as we develop our defensive schemes. As a former Buc, Scott was an outstanding player here and we’re excited to have him back at ETSU. He will be an asset on the field, in recruiting and out in the community.”
Brumett said being back at ETSU and having the opportunity to help re-launch the program is particularly special considering he was a member of the 2003 squad.
“I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to return to ETSU as a coach,” said Brumett, who will join former teammates Erik Losey and Mike Rader on the Bucs’ coaching staff. “Being a former Buc, it will be an honor to wear and represent the blue and gold again. I am thankful and look forward to working with Coach Torbush and his staff in helping rebuild the Buc football family.”
Brumett was a three-year starter for the Buccaneer’s at outside linebacker. He paced the squad in tackles in 2002 and was second on the team in total stops in 2003. As the ETSU program disbanded, Brumett took his talents to Chapel Hill, N.C., and excelled as a senior tight end on the 2004 Tar Heel squad. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree requirements from North Carolina in 2005.
During his time at Maryville, Brumett’s 2012 MC unit paced the USA South Athletic Conference in Passing Efficiency Defense (92.91), Total Defense (340.30), Scoring Defense (21.60), and Passing Defense (149.90). His first season in the orange and garnet produced six All-USA South defensive all-conference performers. Brummett’s defense repeated their success during the fall of 2013. Five All-USA South defensive honorees helped MC’s defense rank among the league’s best in Rushing Defense (129.2), Scoring Defense (22.8), Team Passing Efficiency (124.0), and Total Defense (345.0).
At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2007, Coach Brumett served as a defensive assistant coach while focusing on the development of the outside linebackers. He also assisted in the Moc’s punt return game where his returners were ranked second in the Southern Conference in punt return average and 15th nationally.
From 2008-2011, Brumett led Brevard College’s defense as the Tornado’s defensive coordinator. He developed 14 All-South Athletic Conference performers while his defense ranked in the top three in total defense within the league in three of his four seasons with the Tornados.