Scott McLafferty Named Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach

McLafferty returns to the Heights after two-year stint at the University of Texas

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Boston College head football coach Steve Addazio announced today that Scott McLafferty has returned to the Heights as the football program’s head strength and conditioning coach. McLafferty replaces Frank Piraino, who was named the head strength and conditioning coach with the Tennessee Titans.

“We are excited to welcome Scott and his family back to Boston College,” Addazio said. “He did a tremendous job during his tenure at BC before and knows our program and our players. We know he is a great asset to have in leading our strength and conditioning program.

“Frank was an integral part of our success in the development of our players and program. It’s bittersweet to lose him but he has a terrific opportunity with the Titans and we wish him all the best.”

McLafferty returns to BC after serving as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Texas for the past two seasons. During his time in Austin, McLafferty worked with the football program. Prior to Texas, he was the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the BC football program since 2012.

Prior to his first stint at BC, he spent six seasons (2007-12) on the strength and conditioning staff at Rice. During his last three years on the Owls’ staff, McLafferty served as the associate director of strength and conditioning. As associate director, McLafferty’s duties included daily responsibilities working with the Rice football team. He was also responsible for oversight of the Owl basketball team’s strength and conditioning training as well as the strength training for the Rice baseball team’s pitching staff.

Prior to being named associate director for football in February 2009, McLafferty was the coordinator and head strength coach for the Rice men’s basketball and men’s and women’s tennis teams for two years.

McLafferty began his full-time collegiate employment as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana Tech University in August 2004, serving in that position for one academic year before he was elevated to head strength coach for Bulldog men’s basketball. He remained in that position for a year and a half between 2005-07.

McLafferty also served as a student assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oklahoma State University from 2001-04. He graduated from Louisiana Tech in 2007.

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), a certified member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA), a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association and USA Weightlifting.

McLafferty is a native of Stillwater, Okla. He and his wife Sarah have one daughter (Lydia Mae) and two sons (Oliver and Maddox).

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