The Green Bay Packers named Scott McCurley defensive assistant on Jan. 24, 2018.

McCurley enters his 13th season with the Packers and his first as defensive assistant.

Before coming to Green Bay, McCurley enjoyed a lengthy playing and coaching career at the University of Pittsburgh. Initially a walk-on athlete who redshirted his first year, he earned a scholarship after his freshman season and lettered all four years at linebacker (1999-2002). 

McCurley holds the distinction of having the last interception and field-goal block in Pitt Stadium, which closed after the 1999 season, both achievements recorded in a 37-27 victory against Notre Dame. That same season, he earned a spot on the Big East All-Academic football team and graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in movement science with a coaching minor.

After graduation, McCurley remained with the program as a defensive graduate assistant. The 2004 team he coached won the Big East championship and a spot in the Fiesta Bowl. McCurley also assisted with coaching the scout team, which was quarterbacked for a year by Joe Flacco, who later transferred to Delaware and became a first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2008.

Born Aug. 1, 1980, in New Castle, Pa., McCurley attended Mohawk High School in Bessemer, Pa., where he earned all-conference honors his junior and senior years, playing linebacker and offensive line. He also played basketball.

McCurley and his wife, Colleen, live in De Pere, Wis., with their sons, Quentin and Deacon.