Rip Scherer was named Assistant Head Coach and Quarterbacks Coach on Jan. 27, 2007. Scherer is entering his third season with the Browns, and served as the quarterbacks coach for the previous two seasons. Scherer joined the Browns in 2005 with over 30 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level. Scherer has the responsibility tutoring young quarterbacks Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson and Ken Dorsey.
Prior to joining the Browns, Scherer spent two seasons (2003-04) as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Southern Mississippi after serving as co-offensive coordinator at University of Kansas in 2001.
Scherer was the head coach at James Madison University from 1991-94, and during that time the team set or tied over 140 school records. While Scherer served as the head coach at University of Memphis (1995-00), the club registered the first and only victory over the University of Tennessee in school history.
Scherer was also the offensive coordinator at University of Arizona (1989-90), University of Alabama (1987) and Georgia Tech (1981, 1986). He also served as assistant athletic director at Georgia Tech in 1985 and director of football operations at Arizona in 1988.
Scherer started his coaching career as a graduate assistant under legendary coach Joe Paterno at Penn State University in 1974 and went on to coach quarterbacks at North Carolina State University (1976), running backs at the University of Hawaii (1977-78) and quarterbacks at University of Virginia (1979).
Scherer was a three-year letterman at College of William and Mary from 1970-74, where he played quarterback. Born August 3, 1952, Scherer and his wife, Michele, have three children: Scott, Melanie and Ryan.