RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The University of Richmond has announced that head football coach Latrell Scott has resigned his position at the University of Richmond. Offensive coordinator Wayne Lineburg has been named the interim head coach.
According to an article in the Henrico Citizen, Scott resigned this morning after being charged with driving while intoxicated earlier today in Henrico County and refusing a breathalyzer and blood test.
Scott, a Midlothian resident, faces a hearing Sept. 27 at 11 a.m. in Henrico County General District Court. The DWI charge is Scott's second in a 5-10 year period, according to the Virginia Courts Case Information website.
"Although the timing and circumstances are unfortunate, I am confident that Coach Lineburg, his staff, and the football student-athletes will have a successful 2011 season," said Director of Athletics Jim Miller.
Miller said at a press conference on Tuesday night that Scott walked into his office at around 8:30am and submitted his resignation. Shortly thereafter, Miller and his staff decided to accept it.
Miller told the team just an hour before their practice in the afternoon. He will allow Scott to talk to the team, but to Miller's knowledge, that has not happened yet.
This is Scott's second DWI charge, he was convicted of one 5-10 years prior which means if he's convicted again, he'll face jail time.
Miller said Tuesday night that he knew about Scott's first DWI before hiring him, and he let Scott know that another drunk and driving arrest would not be tolerated.
Lineburg, 37, is entering his second year back on the Richmond staff after three seasons on the offensive staff at the University of Virginia. The Radford, Va. native was with the Spiders for three years from 2004-06 as the offensive coordinator and running backs coach under former head coach Dave Clawson.
Richmond's Tuesday practice was closed. Coach Lineburg, the staff and the football student-athletes will be unavailable for comment.
Interim head coach Wayne Lineburg and selected student-athletes will be available Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Robins Center.