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  Morgan Scalley
Morgan  Scalley

Player Profile
Special Teams Coordinator/Safeties

Alma Mater:
Utah (2004)


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Special Teams Coordinator
8th Year

Coaching Experience

2008- Utah
2015- Special Teams Coordinator
2009-14 Safeties
Recruiting Coordinator
2008 Safeties
2006-07 Utah
2007 Graduate Assistant
2006 Administrative Assistant

Bowl Experience

2014 Las Vegas Bowl
2011 Sun Bowl
2010 Las Vegas Bowl
2009 Poinsettia Bowl
2009 (2008) Sugar Bowl
2007 Poinsettia Bowl
2006 Armed Forces Bowl

Morgan Scalley, Utah’s eighth-year safeties’ coach, undertakes his first season as the special teams’ coordinator in 2015. He continues to serve as the team’s recruiting coordinator as well, a position he has held since 2009.

Scalley, a second-team All-America safety for Utah’s 2004 Fiesta Bowl team, is in his 10th year overall on the staff, having first apprenticed as an administrative assistant in 2006 and a graduate assistant working with the linebackers in 2007.

He has tutored some of the best safeties in the conference in his first seven years. Robert Johnson was a first-team all-Mountain West Conference selection in 2009 and a fifth-round draft pick of the Tennessee Titans. Brian Blechen and Eric Rowe began their careers as Freshman All-Americans and earned all-Pac-12 honorable mention honors in 2014.

Rowe, who moved to corner for his senior season, was selected in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft by Philadelphia, while Blechen was invited to camp as an undrafted free agent by the Carolina Panthers.

Scalley has also achieved success as a recruiter. Rivals.com rated Utah’s 2012 recruiting class as the country’s 25th best while Scout.com gave the Utes a No. 32 ranking. In 2011, Rivals.com tabbed Scalley as one of the top recruiters in the Pac-12 and a ‘recruiting coordinator on the rise.’

In 2010, Rivals.com named him its top non-BCS recruiter of the year and one of the Top 25 recruiters in the nation overall. Rivals.com ranked Utah’s 2010 recruiting class as the best by a school from a non-automatic qualifying conference and 32nd overall.

Playing Career
Scalley was the MWC co-Defensive Player of the Year, a unanimous first-team all-conference selection and a second-team Associated Press and SI.com All-American as a senior in 2004. A four-year letterman from 2001-04, he was a second-team all-MWC defensive back in 2003 and an honorable mention all-MWC punt returner in 2001 and 2002.

As a senior in 2004, he captained a Utah team that went 12-0, won the Fiesta Bowl as the first non-BCS team to play in a BCS bowl game and finished No. 4 in the nation.

Scalley was a two-time first-team Academic All-American (2003-04), the 2004 Anson Mount Scholar Athlete of the Year and the 2004 MWC Scholar Athlete of the Year. He was awarded two post-graduate scholarships, including one from the NCAA.

He was presented with the inaugural Pat Tillman award during the 2005 East-West Shrine Game, recognizing him for his character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the U. with a 3.96 GPA, Scalley earned a master’s degree in business.

Utah, 2004
Bachelor’s in mass communication
2003, 2004 Academic All-American
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Utah, 2006
Master’s in business administration

Personal Data
Hometown: Salt Lake City
Birthdate: Oct. 8, 1979
Family: Married to the former Liz Herrscher. Daughters Madeline and Emma and son Andrew.

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