Scott Symons joins head coach Hugh Freeze's coaching staff as the Flames' new defensive coordinator and safeties coach, a role he has held at three previous stops in his career.
Symons comes to Liberty after spending the 2018 season as inside linebacker coach at Memphis, where he helped the Tigers advance to the Birmingham Bowl.
Prior to his one-year stint at Memphis, Symons served as defensive coordinator and safeties coach at West Georgia (2014-17). Working alongside fellow coaching staff newcomers Josh Aldridge, Rickey Hunley and Sam Gregg, Symons helped West Georgia to back-to-back 12-win seasons, two NCAA Division II Super Region 2 titles and a Gulf South Conference crown.
Symons started to hone his craft as the head of the defense at Arkansas Tech when he served as defensive coordinator in 2013.
Symons stared his coaching career at Harding, serving in a variety of roles as wide receivers coach, defensive backs coach and co-defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator from 2008-11. He also served as a defensive quality control staff member at Arkansas State in 2012.
Symons at a Glance Coaching Experience: 2019-present – Liberty (DC/S) 2018 – Memphis (ILB) 2014-17 – West Georgia (DC/S) 2013 – Arkansas Tech (DC) 2012 – Arkansas State (Def. QC) 2008-11 – Harding (WR, DB, Co-DC and Rec. Coord.) Education: Bachelor's degree in history (Lindenwood, '08) Wife: Kristen Children: Peyton, Hudson and Rhett Hometown: Hurst, Texas