Scott Shafer (born January 6, 1967) is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves as the head coach for the Syracuse Orange. He was a high school and college quarterback in Ohio at Riverside High School, Ohio University, and Baldwin-Wallace College. He has held various positions including defensive coordinator, assistant head coach, and secondary coach at major universities such as Rhode Island, Northern Illinois, Illinois, Western Michigan, Stanford, Michigan, and Syracuse. He was officially named the head coach of Syracuse on January 9, 2013.