The Texas Longhorns Soccer team added Scott Blount to the staff as a volunteer assistant coach on Monday as announced by head coach Angela Kelly.
Blount was a five-year assistant coach at the University of Tennessee under Kelly and was a three-year starting goalkeeper at Furman University.
"Scott is one of the most loyal people I know," Kelly said. "To have the ability to work with him again in the coaching capacity is tremendous. His track record for training and producing elite level goalkeepers has been proven. He will be an incredible asset for our staff and our players."
Blount served as the goalkeeping coach for the Lady Vols from 2002-06. During his time in Knoxville, he mentored two-time All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) Vanessa Philips Bosshart. In 2004, Bosshart’s goals-against average of 0.68 was the lowest in the SEC. He served on the Tennessee staff when it made Sweet Sixteen runs on three consecutive occasions (2002-04).
The Brentwood, Tenn., native has served as an instructor at the Tony DiCicco’s Soccer Plus Goalkeeping Schools as well as Furman’s soccer camps and soccer camps at Tennessee.
As starting goalkeeper for Furman from 1999-2001, Blount was named Southern Conference Goalkeeper of the Year three times and earned honorable mention All-American his senior year. He helped lead Furman to four Southern Conference regular season conference titles, three Southern Conference tournament championships, and qualified for the NCAA tournament three times. His senior season he sported a 0.87 goals-against average and finished with a 16-5 record.
In 1997, he was invited to tryout for the Under-20 U.S. National Team but was unable to participate due to a broken foot.
In 2002, Blount was selected by the Atlanta Silverbacks with the 10th pick in the first round of the A-League College Player Draft. That same year he was also invited to train with the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) from Major League Soccer.
Off the field Blount earned a BA in Economics and Business Administration from Furman in 2002, a JD in Business Transactions from the University of Tennessee College of Law in 2007 and a MBA in Corporate Finance and Financial Consulting from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business in 2009. He graduated cum laude from Furman with a 3.47 grade-point average and was one of 11 finalists for the NSCAA/adidas College Scholar-Athlete Award his senior season. He was a three-time National Soccer Coaches Association of America Academic All-American and was tabbed the 2001 Verizon Academic All-America Second Team.
Blount serves as the Vice President of the South Central region for Lancaster Pollard, a financial services firm based in Columbus, Ohio, that specializes in providing capital funding to the health care, senior living and affordable housing sectors. Blount works out of Lancaster Pollard’s Austin office.