Another eagle flies to AU|E.B. native Fountain to coach at Auburn

Published 5:54 am Wednesday, February 18, 2009

By By Adam Robinson
sports editor

W.S. Neal High School sent another Eagle to Auburn University Monday, with East Brewton and W.S. Neal’s own Scott Fountain joining Auburn University’s football administrative staff.
Fountain is a graduate of W.S. Neal and former assistant coach for the Eagles, and he joins former W.S. Neal Eagle football player Jared Cooper and recent Auburn Tiger football signee Jamar Travis of W.S. Neal.
W.S. Neal principal Phillip Ellis said he was excited for Fountain.
Ellis said he heard about Fountain’s job at church on Sunday.
Fountain, 42, served as an assistant coach at Flomaton High School and at his high school alma mater, W.S. Neal, for one season each before being named head coach at Frisco City High School in 1990. After a three-year stint at Frisco City, he was head coach at Monroe County for a year.
Fountain posted a record of 0-10 in his first season at Frisco City and went 4-8 in 1991.
In 1992, Fountain’s team went 12-1.
After posting a 16-19 record at Frisco City, Fountain went to Monroe County in 1993 and went 5-5.
Fountain has since spent the last 15 seasons at the collegiate level and served as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Iowa State under Gene Chizik for two seasons.
Fountain was a four-year letterman at offensive line at Samford under head coach Terry Bowden, starting every game during his four-year career from 1984-87.
Fountain began coaching in college in 1994 as an offensive graduate assistant at Florida State. The Seminoles made postseason appearances in the Sugar Bowl (1995, 1997) and the Orange Bowl (1996) and won three ACC titles during his three seasons.
After coaching at Florida State, Fountain went to Central Florida in 1997, where he spent seven seasons as an assistant, serving on the same staff with Chizik from 1998-01. He was the offensive guards and centers coach, while also serving as co-recruiting coordinator for his first season, before taking over as the offensive tackles and tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator position for his final six seasons.  UCF’s offense ranked among the nation’s top 30 six times during his tenure.
After Central Florida, Fountain went to Middle Tennessee State where he served as the offensive line coach from 2004-05 and was the assistant head coach and offensive line coach at Georgia Southern in 2006.
Fountain had been retained by Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads and was coaching tight ends and offensive tackles before his appointment at Auburn.
Fountain earned a bachelor’s degree from Samford in 1988 and a master’s degree from Florida State in 1998.
Fountain and his wife Rosie have three sons, Brookes, Hunter and Tanner.
Fountain’s parents are Hugh and Gail Fountain of East Brewton.

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