Scott Thomas Linehan (born September 17, 1963) is the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions. He previously held the head coaching position of the St. Louis Rams. He also served as the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins in 2005 and the Minnesota Vikings for three seasons (2002–04).
Scott Linehan was born and raised in Sunnyside, Washington, a town of 14,000 about three hours southeast of Seattle that bills itself as the "Asparagus Capital of the Northwest." He graduated from high school in 1982, and accepted an athletic scholarship to play college football at the University of Idaho, two hundred miles to the east.
Linehan was a quarterback for the Vandals under head coaches Dennis Erickson (1982–85) and Keith Gilbertson. He redshirted in 1982, was the back-up to senior QB Ken Hobart in 1983, and became the starter in 1984 as a redshirt sophomore. In 1985, Linehan led Idaho to the Big Sky title and consecutive I-AA playoff appearances in 1985 and 1986. His career passing yardage for the Vandals was over 7000 yards. He signed a rookie free agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys in 1987, but a shoulder injury quickly ended his playing career when he was cut at the start of his rookie training camp.