Gasper, who will assume his new duties immediately, previously served as recruiting director at Big 12 Conference member West Virginia for one year (2021) after completing three years (2018-20) as offensive recruiting coordinator.
“We are very excited to add Scott to our team,” said Houston. “His experience performing this job at a high level across multiple stations will undoubtedly enhance our program and recruitment efforts.”
During his tenure at West Virginia, beginning in 2018, he helped coordinate all of Mountaineer’s recruitment efforts and activities, which included the identification, development, strategy and execution of recruitment for the football program. Prior to being appointed Director of Recruiting, where he was responsible for head coach Neal Brown and his staff’s travel and communications plans, Gasper worked exclusively on aggressive travel planning during the assessment and outreach phases. He served as the primary contact for the Compliance Office, conducting initial assessments of offending student-athletes, and organizing camps and spring high school football coaching clinics on campus.
Gasper joined the West Virginia staff after serving as director of player personnel at Indiana from 2015-18. He oversaw roster management, handled the initial transcript review, all official and unofficial visits, and planned all recruitment trips for the coaching staff. He updated and maintained the recruiting database, mentored the NFL scouts on their campus visits, hired 15 interns and delegated their day-to-day duties.
Prior to Indiana, he was the quarterbacks coach at East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) from 2012 to 2014. He coached an All-American in each of his seasons at EMCC and East Mississippi, winning back-to-back national championships in 2013 and 2014.
Gasper also completed coaching stints at Laurel High (Maryland 2011 – OC/QB/WR), Knoxville Catholic High (Tennessee 2008-10 – OC/QB/WR), Seton Hill (Pennsylvania 2003-07 – Passing Game Coordinator/QB Recruitment) . Coordinator), Bethany College (West Virginia 2003 – Passing Game Coordinator/Punters), Gatesburg High (Illinois 2002 – Special Teams), St. Joseph’s College (Indiana 2001 – QB), West Virginia Wesleyan (1999-2000 – WR/QB) and was wide receivers and punters coach for the Swedish national team in 1998.
While at Knoxville Catholic, he taught two dozen All-District artists, including seven All-State players and two Mr. Football Award winners. In 2007, he led Seton Hill to the second round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
Gasper was a four-year starting quarterback at West Virginia Wesleyan from 1995-1998, ranked #7 all-time in NCAA Division II quarterback passing rating, and held nine school passing records. He was also the Bobcats’ starting punter for two years and kicker for one year. He played two years in the Arena Football League for the Norfolk Nighthawks and Rochester Brigade and one year for the Orebro Black Knights in Sweden.
He graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in political science, and received his master’s degree in business administration from Seton Hill in 2006. He and his wife, Laurin, have a son, Maddox, and a stepdaughter, Keira May.