Phillip Fulmer announced Saturday that Latrell Scott is the newest member of the Tennessee football coaching staff.
Scott received the strongest endorsement for the job from his former boss, Dave Clawson, who Friday was named Tennessee's offensive coordinator.
"I am excited to have Latrell join our staff," Fulmer said. "He comes highly recommended from Coach Clawson."
"In the interview process, he was very energetic, knowledgeable, and appears to be an excellent teacher. He has an outstanding reputation as a recruiter."
Scott, 31, comes to UT after three coaching seasons with the Spiders, all as wide receivers coach, and nine overall. A Richmond native, Scott was elevated to assistant head coach for 2007 and also served as the program's recruiting coordinator.
The Spiders are coming off their best season in school history, an 11-3 finish that advanced them all the way to the national semifinals. Richmond's leading pass-catcher this year was redshirt freshman Kevin Grayson, who flourished under Scott and hauled in a school-record 68 catches for a freshman record 970 yards and seven touchdowns.
"The carryover of his knowledge of Coach Clawson's system certainly will help us make the transition," Fulmer said. "He also is an outstanding person and husband."
Scott came to Richmond after spending three seasons as wide receivers coach at Virginia Military. During his tenure in Lexington, VMI led the Big South Conference in passing with 209.1 yards per game in 2003. He also coached Zohn Burden, an All-Conference honoree, and T.J. Snelling, who ranked third in the conference in receptions.
His first coaching assignment was at Fork Union Military Academy, where he spent two seasons before being named an assistant at Western Carolina in 2001.
A three-year starter at tight end during his playing days at Hampton, Scott earned All-America honors following his senior season. He played on two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and NCAA playoff teams and also competed in the Gridiron All-Star Classic in Orlando, Fla. He completed his sport management degree in 2001.
Scott is married to the former Brandi Bradby.
Story Courtesy: UT Sports Information