Former Spider coach Scott hired at JMU

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - It did not take long for Latrell Scott to land on his feet.  Just a few months away from spending 10 days in jail for his second DWI conviction in 10 years, Scott has been hired as an assistant for James Madison.

Scott will be the tight ends coach for Madison.

In a release from the school, Mickey Matthews said, "When I look to fill a position on our staff, I always want to fill it with the best available coach and I believe we have done that with Latrell. He has a proven ability to coach and recruit and comes highly recommended by everyone and every place he has been. He has made some mistakes and has taken responsibility for them. He is an excellent teacher and recruiter and we are extremely happy to have him in the JMU Nation."

Scott added, "I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Coach Matthews' staff. The one thought I have is to be the best coach and recruiter I can be and to be a good example for the members of the present JMU team. I am excited to get on the field and coaching again."

Scott went 6-5 in his lone season as head coach of the Spiders in 2010.  The Lee-Davis product resigned his position 10 days before the start of his second season, after getting arrested for a DWI.

The Dukes play at Robins Stadium this season on October 20th.  An official announcement of the hiring is expected to come in the next few days.

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