ETTRICK, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State University will name Spiders' linebackers coach Byron Thweatt as its next head football coach on Thursday morning, according to a source close to the situation. A press conference is scheduled for 11:00am on campus.
Thweatt has spent the last eight seasons on Richmond's staff, most recently as linebackers coach, where he's trained numerous All-CAA honorees. Danny Rocco also named him Director of High School Relations in June of 2013. He played high school football at Matoaca and was a standout for Virginia in college.
Following his college career, Thweatt spent time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tennessee Titans, and played in NFL Europe as well.
This will mark Thweatt's first head coaching job. He takes over for Latrell Scott, who departed Virginia State after two seasons to take the head coaching job at Norfolk State. During Scott's two years, the Trojans posted a 19-4 record, won a CIAA championship and earned the first NCAA Division II playoff berth in program history, where they won their opening round game.