Maryville Scots football
First season1889
Head coachShaun Hayes
StadiumLloyd L. Thornton Stadium
LocationMaryville, Tennessee
ConferenceSouth Atlantic

The Maryville Scots football team represents Maryville College in college football.[1] The team competes at the NCAA Division III level as an affiliate member of the USA South Athletic Conference.[2] The first football team was organized by Japanese student Kin Takahashi.[3]

The Scots play at Lloyd L. Thornton Stadium, Honaker Field. Constructed in 1952, close proximity to the action is provided for a capacity crowd of 5,000. Renovations to the home bleachers and press box occurred in 1993. A new concession stand and bathroom were added in 1997. Visitor stands were enhanced in 2001 while the entire field and entrance were updated in 2001.

The 2013 team is regarded as the best ever. USA South Champions and the first playoff berth in school history. In 2012 the Scots also won a USA South Championship. Head Coach Mike Rader won back to back championships in his first two years. However the 1979 team had a devastating defense led by defensive back (and team leader) Ken Keating.


  1. ^ "2015-16 Maryville College Football Schedule".
  2. ^ "Maryville (Tenn.) football schedule and results - D3football".
  3. ^ "Who Was Kin Takahashi?".