Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs
- Years at CLU9
Coach Scott Beattie returns for his ninth season in 2016 as Defensive Coordinator for one of the top units in the SCIAC.
Cal Lutheran has led the SCIAC in scoring defense from 2009-2011. In 2009 CLU ranked sixth in Division III in passing efficiency defense. The season prior the Kingsmen led the country in that same category and sacks.
He brings nearly 30 years of coaching experience to the California Lutheran University staff. He is a fellow Kingsmen who was a cornerback for Bob Shoup from 1979-1980.
His playing time began at El Camino College, where he was also a cornerback, under Coach Ken Swearingen and Bill Vincent. In 1977, he moved on to play at the University of Nevada, under Coach Chris Ault.
Beattie began his coaching career at CLU where he was an assistant coach for the Junior Varsity squad from 1981-1982.
After a three-year hiatus from coaching football he returned at the high school level with West Torrance and Hawthorne in 1987 and 1988, respectively.
Beattie went on to the Los Angeles Harbor College staff beginning a 20-year run at the collegiate level.
After three stints as the defensive assistant coach including San Diego State and Illinois State, Beattie returned to L.A. Harbor as the Defensive Coordinator for three seasons.
He was then named to the same position at Monterey Peninsula in 1996-97.
Beattie earned an assistant head coaching position at both Adams State and Texas A&M-Kingsville, and in his second year his TAMK squad earned the Lone Star Conference Championship.
He spent a year each at CSU Sacramento and Merced College in California before going back to Texas and becoming the Defensive Coordinator at Alvarado High School. In 2005 he was part of the District Coaching Staff of the Year.
When he is not busy with the football team Coach Beattie loves to go fishing.