Scott Turner (American football)

Scott Michael Turner (born August 7, 1982) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the Washington Football Team of the National Football League (NFL). He previously was an assistant coach for the Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, and Carolina Panthers. Turner is the son of former NFL head coach Norv Turner.

Scott Turner
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Turner in 2021
Washington Football Team
Position:Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1982-08-07) August 7, 1982 (age 39)
Los Angeles, California
Career information
High school:Oakton (Oakton, Virginia)
Career history
As a coach:
Coaching stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Turner spent some of his childhood in Coppell, Texas while his father, Norv Turner was the offensive coordinator for a Dallas Cowboys team that won two Super Bowls. This sparked Turner's passion and interest for becoming a football coach. The Turner family later moved to Northern Virginia when his dad became the head coach for the Washington Redskins from 1994 to 2000. While in Virginia, Turner played quarterback at Oakton High School and was a standout player.[1][2]

College careerEdit


Turner did not start a game at UNLV, and completed his college career with five complete passes in five games.


Year GP Cmp Att Pct Yards TDs Int
2003 3 3 6 50 12 0 0
2004 3 2 8 25 31 0 0
Total 6 5 14 35.7 43 0 0

Coaching careerEdit


Scott Turner started his coaching career at the high school and college level from 2005 to 2010.

Carolina PanthersEdit

In 2011, Turner started his NFL coaching career with the Carolina Panthers under first-year head coach Ron Rivera. Turner served as the offensive quality control coach for two seasons with the Panthers.[3]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

In 2013, Turner was hired by the Cleveland Browns as their wide receivers coach, coaching under his father and offensive coordinator Norv Turner for the first time.[4]

Minnesota VikingsEdit

In 2014, Scott Turner was hired by the Minnesota Vikings to be their quarterbacks coach under first-year head coach Mike Zimmer and his father and offensive coordinator Norv Turner.[5] Turner spent a lot of time working with Teddy Bridgewater, drafted 32nd overall in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[6] In 2015, the Vikings won the NFC North division title but lost to the Seattle Seahawks in the wild card. Turner was fired in January 2017.

Michigan WolverinesEdit

Turner was hired as an offensive analyst under Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh in February 2017.[7]

Carolina PanthersEdit

In 2018, Turner returned to the Panthers as their quarterbacks coach.[8] Turner also served as the team's interim offensive coordinator for the final four games of the 2019 season following the firing of head coach Ron Rivera.[9]

Washington Football TeamEdit

On January 8, 2020, Turner was hired by the Washington Football Team, then known as the Redskins, to be their offensive coordinator under head coach Ron Rivera.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Turner is the son of former NFL head coach Norv Turner, nephew of former FIU coach Ron Turner, and cousin of assistant Arizona Cardinals coach Cameron Turner.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Tomasson, Chris (August 13, 2014). "Sons of Zimmer, Scott Turner earned coaching stripes before uniting with Vikings". Twin Cities. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Strickland, Brian (May 23, 2011). "Turner Following Father's Footsteps". Carolina Panthers. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  3. ^ Dator, James (January 27, 2011). "Scott Turner Hired As Offensive QC Coach". Cat Scratch Reader. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Turner, Others Added to Browns Staff". Cleveland Browns. January 17, 2013. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  5. ^ Hall, Brian (February 6, 2014). "Vikings New Staff Includes Priefer, Sons of Zimmer, Turner". FOX Sports. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  6. ^ Seifert, Kevin (July 31, 2015). "Teddy Bridgewater in the House of Turner". ESPN. Retrieved January 10, 2016.
  7. ^ Holler, John. "Scott Turner signs with Michigan". Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Baumgardner, Nick. "Report: U-M analyst Scott Turner headed to NFL". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved January 20, 2020.
  9. ^ Holcomb, Dave (December 6, 2019). "Panthers changing offensive coordinators ahead of rematch with Falcons".
  10. ^ Keim, John. "Redskins give OC job to Scott Turner, son of team's ex-coach". ESPN. Retrieved January 8, 2020.

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