Scott Named London's Successor at Richmond

By: Marc Davis Email
By: Marc Davis Email

December 15, 2009

Latrell Scott has been named the new head football coach at the University of Richmond. Scott takes over for Mike London, who was hired at Virginia last Monday. Scott was Al Groh's wide receivers coach this past season and was fired with six other assistant coaches back on November 29.

Scott's college coaching experience dates back to 2001 when he was the wide receivers coach at Western Carolina. 2002 saw him take the same position at VMI where he spent three years before leaving to take the wide receivers job at Richmond. He spent 2005 and 2006 at that position before being promoted to assistant head coach for Dave Clawson and having recruiting coordinator added to his list of responsibilities. When Clawson left for Tennessee in 2008 to take the offensive coordinator job he took Scott with him to coach the wide receivers, but both found themselves out of work following that season.

The 34 year old former Virginia receivers coach has no experience as a head coach or coordinator, but says he feels ready for the step in his career because of his experience and the people he has worked with. Scott is known for his ability to recruit as he put together a good part of the 2008 Spiders team that won the FCS National Championship.

This past season, Virginia's wideouts averaged 170.5 yards per game and 10.8 yards per reception. They accounted for eight touchdowns led by Tim Smith and Joe Torchia who each grabbed two catches for scores.

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