Scott Booker is in his second season with the Irish football staff. His primary duty is assisting the offensive coaches in a variety of areas in his capacity as intern. He is responsible for film breakdowns, scouting reports, playbooks and other duties assigned by head coach Brian Kelly and the offensive staff.
Prior to coming to Notre Dame, Booker coached defensive backs for five seasons at two schools. He worked with the secondary at Western Kentucky in 2009 and was the defensive backs coach at his alma mater, Kent State, from 2005-08.
At Kent State, Booker helped develop two NFL draft picks in Jack Williams and Usama Young. Williams earned second-team all-Mid-American Conference honors in 2007 and was a fourth round selection by the Denver Broncos in the 2008 NFL Draft. Young received second-team all-MAC accolades in 2006 and was selected in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints.
Under Booker's tutelage, Kent State ranked first or second in the MAC in pass defense efficiency, pass defense and interceptions in 2006. In 2005, the Golden Flashes allowed only 190.5 passing yards per game to rank 24th in the nation.
Booker served as a graduate assistant at Kent State in 2004 and was a student assistant in 2003.
As a player, Booker was a four-year regular at safety and on special teams for Kent State from 1999-2002. He was named to the MAC all-academic team in 2001 and graduated in the spring of 2003 with a degree in business administration. He was co-winner of the athletic departments Judy Devine Excellence in Leadership Award as a senior and earned his master's degree in sports studies from Kent State in 2006.
Born Oct. 7, 1980, Booker is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., and attended Shady Side Academy where he earned three letters in football and basketball and one letter in track.
He and his wife, Jen, reside in Mishawaka.