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02/03/2016

Wednesday Brunch: A Cornucopia of Irish Football Talk

The Irish inked 18 student-athletes on National Signing Day Wednesday.

11/22/2015

Sunday Brunch: Irish Leave RISP, Still Win Game No. 10

Sunday Brunch by John Heisler

11/17/2015

Brian Kelly Weekly Media Conference Transcript - vs. Boston College

Irish head coach discusses Saturday's Shamrock Series game at Fenway Park.

10/27/2015

University of Notre Dame Football Media Conference

Head coach Brian Kelly speaks with the media

08/18/2015

Football Media Day Central

Hear from Notre Dame coaches and players as they continue preparations for Sept. 5 opener vs. Texas.

03/31/2012

FB: Practice Update March 31

The Notre Dame football team continues its 2012 spring practice schedule and UND.com continues its daily report with a look at the team's first scrimmage of the season and onto the field with tight ends coach Scott Booker.

02/10/2012

FB: Coach Kelly Staff Changes Presser

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly meets with the media to talk about recent changes to the coaching staff for the 2012 season.

02/10/2012

FB: New Coaching Staff Interviews

04/20/2013

Notre Dame Football Blue-Gold Game

The Notre Dame Spring Blue-Gold game was held at Notre Dame Stadium.

THE BOOKER FILE

Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

High School: Shady Side Academy

College: Kent State (Business Administration, 2003)

Kent State (Master's in Sports Studies, 2006)

Wife: Jen

Children: Daughter - Morgan


PLAYING EXPERIENCE

1999-2002 Kent State Safety


COACHING CAREER

2003 Kent State Student Assistant

2004 Kent State Graduate Assistant

2005-08 Kent State Defensive Backs

2009 Western Kentucky Secondary

2010-11 Notre Dame Intern

2012-16 Notre Dame Tight Ends/Special Teams Coordinator


BOWLS/PLAYOFFS COACHED

2010 Notre Dame (Sun) 

2011 Notre Dame (Champs Sports)

2012 Notre Dame (BCS National Championship)

2013 Notre Dame (Pinstripe)

2014 Notre Dame (Music City)

2015 Notre Dame (Fiesta)


PERSONAL INFORMATION

  • Four-year regular at safety and on special teams for Kent State from 1999-2002
  • Named to the MAC all-academic team in 2001


COACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Enters his seventh season with Notre Dame and fifth year as the special teams coordinator and tight ends coach
  • The Irish scored four touchdowns on special teams in 2015 -- the most by Notre Dame in a season since 2000
  • Justin Yoon ranked sixth in the FBS in field goal percentage (.882; 15 of 17) -- best of any freshman in the country
  • Yoon made each of his last 12 field goals in 2015, which ranks as the fourth-longest streak in school history
  • Tyler Newsome ranked 15th in the FBS with a 44.5-yard punting average -- best of any first-year player in the country
  • Newsome established a school record for punting average (minimum five punts) by averaging 52.4 yards on his five boots against UMass
  • C.J. Sanders joined Allen Rossum (1996) and Vontez Duff (2002) as the only Irish players to return both a punt and a kickoff for a TD in the same season
  • Sanders was one of seven FBS players with a kick and punt return for TD in 2015 – and the only freshman
  • Mentored Irish tight end Ben Koyack to another productive season in 2014
  • Koyack recorded 29 receptions for 305 yards and two TDs, and was named a semifinalist for the 2014 Mackey Award, which is given to the nation's top collegiate tight end
  • Tutored both Tyler Eifert (first round, 2013) and Troy Niklas (second round, 2014) -- each of whom were selected in the first two rounds of the National Football League draft
  • Coached record-setting Notre Dame place kicker Kyle Brindza
  • Guided Brindza over his career as he set Irish career records in field goals (57), 50-yard field goals (four) and field-goal attempts (81)
  • Brindza set Notre Dame single-season records, including field goals (23, 2012), 50-yard field goals (three, 2013), field-goal attempts (31, 2012) and scoring by a kicker (98, 2013)
  • Brindza holds the top three single-season point totals by Irish kickers
  • Brindza finished his career second in field goal percentage list (.704), second in scoring by a kicker (288) and third in overall scoring
  • Brindza is the only Notre Dame kicker ever to make a field goal of at least 51 yards in a true road game, accomplishing this feat twice (2012 at USC and 2013 at Air Force)
  • Brindza's 53-yard field goal versus Arizona State equaled the longest in school history (Dave Reeve vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 11, 1976)
  • Brindza tied a school and NCAA bowl-game record with five field goals in the 29-16 victory over Rutgers in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl
  • Brindza averaged 41.3 yards per punt (94 punts for 3,884 yards) over his career
  • Mentored Irish tight end Troy Niklas during his breakthrough 2013 campaign
  • Niklas registered 32 receptions for 498 yards (15.6 yards per catch) and his five TD receptions were the second-most ever by an Irish tight end in a single season
  • Niklas was a 2013 Mackey Award semifinalist
  • Coached Eifert in 2012 as the Irish tight end won the John Mackey Award, and also garnered second-team AP, Walter Camp, Sporting News, Sports Illustrated and CBSSports.com All-America honors
  • Helped Eifert finish his career ranked first in Notre Dame history in both career receptions (140) and career receiving yards (1,840) by a tight end
  • Notre Dame registered a 38.6 net punting average in 2012 under his tutelage – the program's highest average since 1997.
  • Served as an Irish offensive intern in 2010-11
  • Assisted the Notre Dame offensive coaches in a variety of areas including film breakdowns, scouting reports, playbooks and other duties assigned by head coach Brian Kelly and his staff
  • Part of a 2011 offensive staff that helped the Irish register over 500 yards of offense in five games, equal to the combined number of 500-yard offensive games Notre Dame recorded from 2006-10
  • The 2011 Notre Dame offense scored 45 or more points in three separate games, the most by an Irish team since 1996
  • Coached the secondary at Western Kentucky in 2009
  • Served as the defensive backs coach at his alma mater, Kent State, from 2005-08
  • Developed a pair of NFL draft picks in Jack Williams (fourth round, 2008) and Usama Young (third round, 2007) during his tenure with the Golden Flashes
  • Helped Kent State rank first or second in the MAC in pass defense efficiency, pass defense and interceptions in 2006
  • Guided the Golden Flashes as they allowed only 190.5 passing yards per game, which ranked 24th in the FBS
  • Served as a graduate assistant at Kent State in 2004 and was a student assistant in 2003



DYNAMIC DISCIPLES

K Justin Yoon (Notre Dame)

  • 2015 Sporting News Freshman All-American
  • 2015 ESPN.com Freshman All- American
  • 2015 247 Sports Freshman All- American

TE Tyler Eifert (Notre Dame)

  • 2013 NFL Draft First Round pick (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • First TE selected in 2013 NFL Draft
  • 2012 Mackey Award Winner
  • 2012 First Team All-American
  • 2015 NFL Pro Bowl

TE Ben Koyack (Notre Dame)

  • 2015 NFL Draft Seventh Round pick (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • 2014 Mackey Award Semifinalist

TE Troy Niklas (Notre Dame)

  • 2014 NFL Draft Second Round pick (Arizona Cardinals)
  • 2013 Mackey Award Semifinalist

K/P Kyle Brindza (Notre Dame)

  • 2013 Notre Dame Special Teams Player of the Year
  • 2013 ESPN.com All-Bowl Team
  • 2013 CBSSports.com All-Bowl Team
  • 2013 NFL.com All-Bowl Team

S Usama Young (Kent State)

  • 2006 Second Team all-MAC
  • 2007 NFL Draft Third Round pick (New Orleans Saints)

CB Jack Williams (Kent State)

  • 2007 Second Team all-MAC
  • 2008 NFL Draft Fourth Round pick (Denver Broncos)

Scott Booker
Scott  Booker

Position:
Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends

Alma Mater:
Kent State '03

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Temple
Notre Dame, Ind.

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September 9
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Georgia
Notre Dame, Ind.

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September 16
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Boston College
Chestnut Hill, Mass.

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September 23
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Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich.

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September 30
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Miami Ohio
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
October 7
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North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C.

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October 21
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USC
Notre Dame, Ind.

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October 28
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North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
November 4
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Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC
November 11
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Miami Fla.
Miami Gardens, Fla.

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November 18
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Navy
Notre Dame, Ind.

NBC

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