Coach Scanlan is a 2012 alum of Spring-Ford Area High School. He was a three-year letter winner and starter for the Rams at wide receiver and defensive back. Coach Scanlan is the all-time leading receiver at SF for career yardage and catches. Voted as a team captain for his senior year, Coach Scanlan led the 2011 Spring-Ford team to its' first PAC10 Championship in nearly 15 years and their first ever District Playoff berth. He was voted to the First-Team All PAC 10 team for wide receiver his junior and senior year, adding First-Team Defensive Back after his senior season. He was also named on numerous award lists including PFN 3rd Team Defensive Back, All-Southeastern PA team by the Philadelphia Inquirer, MMQB's award list for Two-Way Area Player of the Year. Coach Scanlan also participated in basketball and captained the track & field team.
Upon graduating, he represented Spring-Ford in the prestigious Big33 game at Hershey Park. Coach Scanlan then went on to play at Northwestern University under Pat Fitzgerald and finished his collegiate career with an upset win over Pitt in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Coach Scanlan works locally for Allstate Insurance and still aspires to play in the NFL one day.