Scott Lakatos
blank Scott Lakatos
Hometown:
Long Valley, N.J.

High School:
West Morris Central

Last College:
Western Connecticut '88

Position:
Secondary Coach

Birthdate:
07/03/1965

Scott Lakatos joined the Georgia staff in January, 2010, after serving six years as secondary coach at the University of Connecticut.

In 2011, he coached first team All-America safety Bacarri Rambo and Paul Hornung Award winner Brandon Boykin. In his first year with the Bulldogs he coached safety Alec Ogletree to Freshman All-SEC honors.

Lakatos came to Georgia right after the Huskies defeated South Carolina, 20-7, in the 2010 Papajohns.com bowl in Birmingham which represented the fifth bowl game in Lakatos' career.

In 2008, the UConn secondary helped the Huskies achieve a national ranking of No. 9 in pass efficiency defense. Cornerback Darius Butler was selected in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots while safety Dahna Deleston signed a free agent contract with the Chicago Bears.

Led by Oakland Raiders draftee Tyvon Branch, UConn was 10th nationally in passing efficiency defense in 2007 and 17th in passing defense en route to the BIG EAST Championship.

In 2005, UConn again led the BIG EAST in total defense. The major reason was its passing defense, where the Huskies ranked fourth nationally in least yards allowed per game and seventh in passing efficiency defense. UConn was 25th nationally in passing defense in 2006.

In 2004, the Huskies ranked first in the BIG EAST, and in the top 20 nationally, in passing defense, yielding just 190.0 yards per game. The low sum helped UConn also lead the BIG EAST in total defense in 2004. Leading the unit was first-team All-BIG EAST selection, and Kansas City Chiefs signee, Justin Perkins, who made five interceptions on the year and tied for 14th in the nation in passes defended.

Lakatos came to Storrs in 2004 after spending the previous three seasons as the secondary coach at Rutgers. In 2003, Rutgers ranked second in the BIG EAST in passing defense, yielding 216.42 yards per game, a total surpassed in the conference only by national-leader Miami. Cornerback Nate Jones earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors for the second year in a row and was drafted in the seventh round by the Dallas Cowboys. Also that year, cornerback Brandon Haw signed with the Seahawks. Lakatos also coached free safety Shawn Seabrooks who earned a spot on the All-BIG EAST second team in 2002.

Lakatos graduated from Western Connecticut in 1988 after earning four varsity letters on the gridiron, four of them under the tutelage of former Syracuse head coach Paul Pasqualoni. The 1985 Colonial squad went 10-2 and advanced to the NCAA Division III Playoffs. Immediately after earning his degree in Justice & Law Administration from WCSU, Lakatos began his coaching career at the Danbury school, working with the Colonials' defensive backs during the 1988 and 1989 seasons.

A native of Long Valley, N.J., Lakatos graduated from West Morris Central High School in 1983 where he played both linebacker and fullback, earning All-County honors on defense. He and his wife, Amanda, have a daughter, Sarah Bailey and a son, Cole.

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