NASHVILLE, Tenn. -The Tennessee Titans are honoring longtime scout C.O. Brocato by naming the draft room at Saint Thomas Sports Park "The C.O. Brocato Draft Room."
Brocato enters his 41st season with the Titans/Oilers organization in 2015 and has been a member of the team for an astounding 599 games. He has been placed on the preliminary list of nominees of former players, coaches and contributors for election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame three times (2008, 2007 and 2005).
Brocato will have a plaque attached to the draft room recognizing his achievements.
Brocato originally joined the Houston Oilers in a scouting capacity in 1974 and spent three seasons with the club before leaving the organization to serve as a scout for the United States Scouting Combine. He re-joined the club in 1981 as a scout and has served a variety of roles, including his current position as scouting consultant for the club.
Brocato was presented a game ball from Titans founder K.S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. at halftime of the Titans/Bengals game in 2004 in honor of his 30 years of service to the team. Brocato was inducted into The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame of the S.M. McNaughton Chapter of North Louisiana in 2002, being recognized for outstanding contribution to amateur athletic football in North Louisiana.
Following his graduation from Baylor University, Brocato was the head football coach at Jesuit High School in North Louisiana from 1958-67. He capped his tenure by earning Coach of the Year honors in 1967 when he led his school to a perfect 13-0 record in AA play.
In 1968, he assumed the title of Defensive Coordinator at Northern Arizona, remaining at the Flagstaff school for three seasons. From 1971-74, he held a similar post at Texas-Arlington before joining the Oilers organization in 1974.
Born Oct. 31, 1929, C.O. and his late wife, Lucy, have one daughter, Becky and two grandsons. He resides in Arlington, Texas.