Former MSU Director of Player Personnel Scott Aligo hired at Kansas


MSU head coach Mel Tucker high-fives defensive end Drew Beesley (86)/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Nathan Stearns, Sports Broadcast Director

EAST LANSING— Michigan State head coach Mel Tucker has lost a key front office aide.

According to multiple reports, MSU Director of Player Personnel Scott Aligo has agreed to a new role as the Director of Scouting for Kansas. Aligo graduated from Kansas in 2005 with a degree in education and sports management. He spent parts of the next decade as a player personnel assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs and a personnel associate for the Cleveland Browns.

Aligo also spent several years in the collegiate coaching ranks; he was hired as the cornerbacks coach for Division II Washburn University in 2010. He followed up his brief stint at Washburn by serving as a defensive quality control assistant for Oklahoma State in 2011. Aligo also spent time in a coaching capacity at both Northern Colorado and Texas A&M before getting into the field of collegiate player evaluation.

MSU Director of Player Personnel Scott Aligo/ Photo Credit: MSU Athletic Communications

Before serving as the director of player personnel for Michigan State, he served in the same capacity at Akron in 2019, Chattanooga from 2017-18 and Division III John Carroll University in 2016.

Aligo is joining a rebuilding Kansas football program that recently fired former head coach Les Miles after only mustering a 3-18 record in two seasons. He was replaced by longtime Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold, who received a six year contract on April 30. Leipold was hired away from Buffalo after achieving three consecutive winning seasons, including two MAC East Division championships in 2018 and 2020.