“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” -Chuck Swindoll
Coach Gragg joined McNary’s team in 2016. He currently serves the Celts’ Athletic Director. Scott returned to the Willamette Valley after a six-year stint in Montana. From 2009 to 2015, Coach Gragg served on the University of Montana Grizzlies’ football coaching staff. His role with the Griz included: Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, and Academic Liaison. During the 2015-2016 school year, Scott led the Fort Benton Longhorns as their Principal.
Scott is a 1995 Montana graduate with a degree in mathematics. Gragg was a three-year starter for the Grizzlies, starting 38 games in a row during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. He was an All-Big Sky Conference selection during those seasons and was a three-time all-league academic team pick. He is still the only player in Griz history to receive Montana’s Paul Weskamp Award for outstanding offensive lineman three years in a row. As the only Montana player to-date selected for the Senior Bowl, Gragg also started in the 1994 East-West Shrine Game and was named to several All-American teams after his junior and senior seasons.
After graduating from UM, Gragg continued on as a second-round pick for the New York Giants in the 1995 NFL draft. During his eleven years in the NFL, Gragg played for the Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Jets. He started in 151 games with 112 consecutive game starts in a row. In 2002 he was named to the NFL’s All-Pro team and was awarded the Bobb McKittrick Award for outstanding offensive lineman.
After retiring from the NFL, Gragg received his masters degree in teaching from George Fox University and spent four years teaching mathematics at his hometown high school in Silverton, Oregon, where he was also the head football coach.
Scott is married to his high school sweetheart, Toni, and they have two children, Anna and Brian.