On December 1, 2011, Scott Milanovich was named the 42nd head coach of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club. As one of the youngest and brightest coaches in the Canadian Football League, Milanovich was named the CFL Coach of the Year after leading the Argonauts to the 100th Grey Cup championship during his first season. At 41 years old, he enters his fourth year as head coach of the Argos, and has already served five seasons with the Montreal Alouettes, one season with the Calgary Stampeders and three years in the NFL Europe ranks in various coaching capacities.
Milanovich has re-energized the Argos’ offence and helped to inject new life into QB Ricky Ray. Ray has since set and surpassed multiple team and league records, and has been named East Division Most Outstanding Player in each of the past two seasons. In 2012, WR/KR Chad Owens became the first Argos player since 1998 to lead the league in receiving en route to being named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player. The Double Blue scored more than 500 points in 2013, the first time since 1998, as they charged to a first place finish in the CFL East Division and hosted the Eastern Final at Rogers Centre. In 2012, his team finished in second place in the division and went on to capture the 100th Grey Cup championship played in Toronto. He capped his incredible debut by being named 2012 CFL Coach of the Year.
Milanovich was the Offensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach for the Alouettes’ and the offence flourished. His team scored more than 600 points in successive seasons and quarterback Anthony Calvillo took home two CFL Most Outstanding Player awards. During his tenure, the Als appeared in three straight Grey Cup games, winning in 2009 and 2010, and developed an array of offensive players including league all-stars RB Brandon Whitaker and WR Jamel Richardson.
He joined the Alouettes following four years in the NFLE including two as an Offensive Coordinator. He held the position for the Cologne Centurions in 2006 following a successful 2005 season as Offensive Coordinator of the Rhein Fire. In 2003 and 2004, he was the Fire’s Quarterbacks Coach.
Before becoming a coach, Milanovich played several years in the NFL, NFLE, AFL, XFL and CFL. He played one game with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996, staying on with the team as a backup through 1999. He signed with the Cleveland Browns before moving on to the NFLE Berlin Thunder. He played one season with the AFL Tampa Bay Storm as well as the Calgary Stampeders. Following six games as a player, he closed out the 2003 campaign as the Stamps’ Quarterbacks Coach.
As a quarterback for the University of Maryland from 1992-1995, he broke several school records and was recognized as the top passer in Terrapin history. He led in several major categories including most passing yards with 7,301, most attempts with 982, most touchdowns with 49 and most completions with 650. Until 2008, Milanovich held the NCAA record for highest career pass completion rate.
Born in Butler, Pennsylvania, Scott is married to Jaime, a teacher. The couple has two children, Macall (13) and Maggie (11). In his spare time, Scott enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time with his family.
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