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Scott Criner
Receivers Coach

Scott Criner joins his uncles coaching staff for the XFLs Inaugural Season after three years as the receivers coach for Northern Arizona University. Prior to his tenure with the Lumberjacks, during which the team advanced to the Division I-AA playoffs in 1999 for just the second time in school history, Criner served as quarterbacks coach at Meridian (Idaho) High School and was an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University after two seasons as the running backs coach for the Broncos.

Criner was running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1995 after spending seven seasons as the co-offensive coordinator and passing game coordinator at the University of Pacific in Stockton, Calif. Criner helped the Tigers passing game rank ninth nationally in 1994 as Pacific posted its first winning season since the mid-1970s.

Criner also spent five seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Cincinnati (1984-88), serving as the Bearcats passing game coordinator. Scotts coaching career began 19 years ago at Boise State, serving as the Broncos Tight Ends coach under Head Coach Jim Criner.

Born on February 27, 1959, Criner earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1992 from Boise State, and he and his wife, Leslie Peterson-Criner, have a daughter, Nicole (4), and are expecting their second child, Matthew Scott, in January.


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