Fountain lands assistant coaching position at Middle Tennessee State
W.S. Neal High School graduate and former Blue Eagles assistant coach Scott Fountain has joined the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders coaching staff this season.
Fountain, who will help with recruiting in south Alabama, northwest Florida and Mississippi junior colleges, will serve as the Blue Raiders offensive line coach.
Fountain spent the past seven years at the University of Central Florida where he coached offensive tackles, a job he held for six years. He also served as that program's recruiting coordinator. Fountain coached guards and centers in his first year at Central Florida.
Among some of the players Fountain coached at UCF included Mario Jackson, (a tight end who signed with the New Orleans Saints as a free agent), Cornell Green (an offensive lineman who signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent), Steve Edwards (a starting lineman for the Chicago bears) and tight end Michael Gaines (who was drafted in the sixth round this spring by the Carolina Panthers).
Prior to his stint at Central Florida, Fountain spent three seasons at Florida State as a graduate assistant offensive line coach under Bobby Bowden. Fountain handled film breakdown and scouting reports and also helped organize Bowden's Summer Camps. Fountain earned his master's degree in educational leadership at FSU. The Seminoles won Atlantic Conference Coast championships in all three years Fountain spent at FSU.
Before his move to the collegiate ranks, Fountain had coaching stints at the high school level. Fountain coached at Monroe County in 1993 and Frisco City from 1990-92. Fountain led Frisco City to a 12-1 record and a state semifinal berth in 1992. Founatin was an assistant coach at W.S. Neal in 1989 and at Flomaton in 1988.
Fountain graduated from W.S. Neal High School in 1984 and then played four years at Samford University, where he graduated in 1988. Fountain was a four-year starter for the Bulldogs, mostly at guard.
Fountain and wife Rosie are the parents of sons Brookes, Hunter and Tanner. He is the son of W.S. Neal Middle School principal Gayle Fountain and husband Hugh Fountain of East Brewton.