Scott Brisson - Vertical Pass Game and Compliments off of itby Lauren's First and Goal
Coach Scott Brisson talks about the vertical pass game and the compliments off of it and how they attack defenses at Lehigh.
Scott Brisson enters his seventh season in his second stint on Lehigh’s coaching staff. Brisson returned to Lehigh in 2014 and served as Wide Receivers Coach and Recruiting Coordinator for three seasons before being promoted to his current role of Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach in 2017. He spent the 2008 and 2009 seasons on coach Andy Coen’s staff and returned to Lehigh following a four year period in which he enjoyed successful coaching stints at St. Lawrence University and Lycoming College. Under Brisson’s guidance, Lehigh led the Patriot League in passing in 2019, averaging 233.4 yards per game. Injuries forced Brisson to use three quarterbacks throughout the season. Tyler Monaco completed 55 percent of his passes and had five games of more than 250 yards passing. Addison Shoup rushed for the go-ahead touchdown in Lehigh’s win over Merrimack and threw the overtime game-winner against Fordham. Alec Beesmer started Lehigh’s final two games and had the Mountain Hawks in position to win both late. A strong receiving corps, led by All-Patriot League performers Devon Bibbens and Jorge Portorreal helped the Mountain Hawks top the Patriot League in passing. In 2018, Brisson oversaw an offense that led the Patriot League in passing yards per game. Quarterback Brad Mayes departed with the third most passing yards and passing touchdowns in program history, while sophomore Jorge Portorreal was first team All-Patriot League after leading the league in receiving yards per game. The running game was also strong, led by Dom Bragalone, who departs as Lehigh’s all-time leading rusher and scorer, who became a four-time first team All-Patriot League selection. In his first season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Brisson oversaw one of the top offenses in the FCS. With quarterback Brad Mayes and All-Americans Dom Bragalone and Troy Pelletier leading the way behind a veteran offensive line, the Mountain Hawks ranked sixth in the FCS in total offense (474.8 ypg), seventh in passing offense (325.9 ypg) and eighth in scoring offense (35.8 ppg). Mayes earned first team All-Patriot League honors in his first season as full-time starting quarterback and ranked in the top five among FCS quarterbacks with 3,886 passing yards and 31 touchdown passes. Bragalone and Pelletier were both finalists for the Walter Payton Award, while Bragalone was also named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year.