Scott Greene, who has been the head football coach at University of Rochester since 2006, grew up with a passion for playing football: “I love what it teaches you — the physical and mental challenges that you can take with you become lessons in how to deal with both physical and mental adversity and how to work together as a team.
Greene looks forward to co-leading the coaching at Rochester’s first FCA football camp. “I am excited about mentoring these young men through FCA. It will be great for the younger generation to hear God’s message and watch them interact as they play the sport of football and learn how to compete as a team. I want them to work hard, but to always remember that we are here for the love of the game, we can compete and have fun doing it,” he said.
While he appreciates the failures and successes of what the game teaches, what has meant the most to him throughout his playing and coaching career are the relationships he has developed. “For me, the most important part of football for me has been the people I’ve met – the coaches, the players, my teammates…and all the rewards I’ve gotten from those relationships.”
Greene has played football on the scholastic, major college and professional levels. He was the Section V player of the year at Canandaigua Academy in 1991. At the collegiate level he played in the Big Ten – matriculating at Michigan State University where he earned four varsity letters, was a two-time team MVP, set a Michigan State record for receptions by a back, and led the team in scoring, ranking fourth nationally. Following his collegiate career, in 1996 Greene was drafted by Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian of the Carolina Panthers. He established a Carolina record for receptions in a season by a running back and ranked fifth among league backs. He went on to play with the Indianapolis Colts from 1998-1999 and was the team’s starting fullback in 1998.
During Greene’s nine seasons on the sidelines at University of Rochester, he has a 42-45 (.483) career record with a 31-28 (.525) mark in Liberty League play. In 2014, he became the third winningest coach in Rochester football history.
Greene resides in Canandaigua, NY with his wife, Sarah, and sons, Carson and Colin.
- Carolina Panthers (1996-97) holds record for receptions in a season by a running back
- Indianapolis Colts (1998-99) starting fullback in ‘98
- University of Rochester Head Football Coach
- Michigan State University ‘95
- 2x team MVP
- Holds Michigan State record for receptions by a back
- Lead scorer, ranking fourth nationally