A new era in UCF football began in 2016 as the Knights announced the hiring of Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost as the 10th head coach in program history. Frost brings the high paced exciting wide open Oregon offence to UCF. Frost was the Oregon OC as Marcus Mariota won the Heisman Trophy following a 2014 campaign where he threw for 4,454 yards and 42 touchdowns with just four interceptions. Frost originally kicked off his career on the sidelines as a graduate assistant at Nebraska in 2002, then held the same role with Kansas State in 2006. His first full-time position came as the linebackers coach for Northern Iowa in 2007 and then as co-defensive coordinator in 2008. As a player he was an outstanding QB at Nebraska and as a senior in 1997, Frost was a Johnny Unitas Award finalist.