A college quarterback coach who in less than 10 years has sent four quarterbacks to pro football — including two NFL first-round picks — should have made quite a name for himself. Yet Frank Scelfo’s name remains relatively obscure, though in no small measure by his choice.
His profile may grow in the near future, though, because for the first time in his college coaching career, he has left his native Louisiana and is coaching at a Big Six program.
On Feb. 9 — a little more than two weeks after Sonny Dykes was named Derek Dooley’s successor as Louisiana Tech’s coach — Scelfo celebrated his 51st birthday by starting a new job as quarterbacks coach at Arizona. The irony: Dykes had been the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Arizona, while Scelfo had been the offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Louisiana Tech and had interviewed for the Bulldogs’ head-coaching job when Dooley left for Tennessee.