|Born||October 9, 1907|
|Died||June 1962 (aged 54)|
|1926–1929||Virginia Military Institute|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
Thomas Lawrence Scott (October 9, 1907 – June 1962) was the very first head coach of the Old Dominion Monarchs football (then known as the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary) team (then known as the "Braves"), which was established in 1930 and discontinued after the 1939 season for eligibility and debt concerns. He coached the Braves to a 62–19–4 record during his tenure, including a 9–1 record in 1932 that resulted in an accidental tripto play in the Orange Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes. The Braves lost 6–2.
Aside from coaching football at Old Dominion, Scott also coached the track, baseball and men's basketball teams despite the fact that there were no facilities to practice on for any of the programs. The Braves had to play on makeshift fields and use hand-me-down uniforms from the College of William & Mary. He retired from teaching and coaching in 1941 to pursue a business career.
Scott was a 1926 graduate of Maury High School in Norfolk, and then a 1930 graduate of Virginia Military Institute in Lexington. While at VMI, he played left end for the Keydets football team.
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The 1930 William & Mary Norfolk Division Braves football team represented the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary, now referred to as Old Dominion University, during the 1930 college football season. They finished with a 3–1 record.
The 1932 William & Mary Norfolk Division Braves football team represented the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary, now referred to as Old Dominion University, during the 1932 college football season. They finished with a 6–3–1 record, and outscored their opponents 133–31.
The 1940 William & Mary Norfolk Division Braves football team represented the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary, now referred to as Old Dominion University, during the 1940 college football season. They finished with a 0–6 record, and went all six games without scoring a single point; they also allowed no less than eighteen points in every game. This was the last season of football for Old Dominion until they reinstated the football program 69 years later, in 2009.
The 1938 William & Mary Norfolk Division Braves football team represented the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary, now referred to as Old Dominion University, during the 1936 college football season. They finished with a 3-5-1 record.
The Norfolk State–Old Dominion rivalry refers to games between the Norfolk State Spartans of MEAC and the Old Dominion Monarchs of Conference USA. The two schools are the only NCAA Division I schools in Norfolk, Virginia.
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