Earl D. Scott, Jr.

Inducted: 1989

Best Known For: Coaching Football

Hometown: Smithville, TX

College: Cameron College,OK; Southwest Texas State

High School Coach: Donna High School, Edinburg High & Laredo Martin


He will always be known as the man who coached the only state championship club in Valley history, with Donna in 1961.

Earl Scott came from Smithville, and was a football player for Cameron (Okla.) College and Southwest Texas State before starting his coaching journey with Laredo Martin in 1957. He came to Donna in 1960 and his Redskins won four district titles, going all the way in ’61, beating Quanah for the Class 2A crown.

He compiled a 72-25-2 record from 1960-68 with Donna and then Edinburg (1967-8) in a relatively brief but stellar career. Scott was voted the state’s Coach of the Year in 1961, was elected to the Texas Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1980, and the Southwest Texas State Hall of Honor in 1962.

Career-wise, Scott won 101 of 152 games and developed some of the all-time greats of Valley football.