John Garrett is in his first season as Florida State’s director of scouting for offense in 2022.
Garrett joined the Seminoles after serving as head coach at Lafayette College from 2017-21, where he coached three All-Americans, 58 all-conference performers and 13 academic all-conference selections. He led the Leopards to 13 wins in Patriot League play, including a 4-2 mark and second-place finish in the conference in 2019 followed by a second-place showing in the Patriot League South Division for the spring 2021 season.
Prior to his time as a head coach, Garrett was the offensive coordinator at Oregon State in 2014 and at Richmond in 2016. He also has collegiate coaching experience at the University of Florida in 2015 and as wide receivers coach at Virginia from 2004-06.
He has 18 years of experience in the NFL, most recently as tight ends coach for the Dallas Cowboys from 2007-12, including passing game coordinator his last two seasons. He also spent time with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2001-03 and 1995-98 and coached quarterbacks for the Arizona Cardinals in 1999 and 2000. He began his NFL career in personnel for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1992-94 and returned to coach wide receivers in 2013.
Garrett earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton in 1988. He and his wife, Honor, have four children, John Jr., Honor, Olivia and Caroline. His brother, Jason, was head coach of the Dallas Cowboys from 2010-19, and their father, Jim, spent 38 years in the NFL as a scout and assistant coach.