Pioli's NFL career spans over 27 years, including five trips to the Super Bowl, three Super Bowl championships, four AFC championships, six AFC East titles, and an NFC Championship. He has a record of initiating, driving, and leading change within organizations. He has held multiple executive positions, including General Manager, Assistant General Manager, and Vice President Personnel in various organizations, including the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons. Currently, Pioli is a consultant for various companies/organizations, an on-air analyst for NFL Network and CBS Sports and serves as a fellow at Morehouse College. Throughout his career, he has been one of the NFL's best at identifying and mentoring talent. Not only athletes who went on to play at the highest level, but he has also developed and guided entry-level employees who have gone on to become top executives and head coaches. Pioli is a sought-after keynote speaker, panelist, and well-known advocate for diversity and equality.
Pioli's background in the NFL includes front office executive roles for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons. During Pioli's tenure with the New England Patriots, Scott and Bill Belichick architected and built a football dynasty starting in 2000, winning their first three Super Bowls, four AFC championships, and six AFC East titles. Pioli has been awarded NFL Executive of the Year five times by multiple outlets and was named the NFL's Executive of the Decade by ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and Sporting News. Pioli remains the youngest NFL executive to ever receive the George Young NFL Executive of the Year Award by Sporting News (2003), an award voted on by his peers.
Pioli's media experience includes roles as an NFL analyst for NBC Sports' Football Night in America, the NFL Network, CBS Sports, and Sirius XM NFL Radio. He has been a featured speaker and panelist for private companies and at numerous conferences including the NFL’s Women’s Career Development NHL’s Advancing Equity Summit, MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Center on Leadership & Ethics at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the New Jersey & Massachusetts Bankers Association Annual Conferences.
Scott is passionate and committed to advocating and advancing diversity and equality. The NCAA honored Scott as the 2019 Champion of Diversity & Inclusion for his efforts as an advocate for equality in sports. He mentor’s minority coaching candidates, scouts, and executives. Scott sponsors and provides grants and scholarships for educational and professional development in football and athletics through multiple endowments for women and HBCU graduates.
Pioli holds a Master’s from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in Television, Radio and Film, and an undergraduate degree from Central Connecticut State University.