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Former coach Latrell Scott hired as JMU's tight ends coach

Latrell Scott, who resigned as University of Richmond's head football coach before the start of last season, was hired as James Madison University's tight ends coach Friday, according to a release on

Scott, who led the Spiders to a 6-5 season in 2010, resigned just 10 days before the start of the 2011 season after being arrested for a DWI. He was arrested for a DWI in 2004 also.

"[Scott] has made some mistakes and taken responsibility for them," JMU head coach Mickey Matthews said in the website's release. "He is an excellent teacher, and we are extremely happy to have him in the JMU Nation."

Former offensive coordinator Wayne Lineburg was inserted as interim coach for last season, and Richmond started off with three straight wins before losing its final eight. The university announced Danny Rocco as the new head coach in December. Lineburg is now the team's associate head coach and running backs coach.

The Dukes are in the Colonial Athletic Association, the same conference as the Spiders. The teams are scheduled to play next season on Oct. 30 in Robins Stadium.

"I am excited to get on the field and coaching again," Scott said in the release.

This story will be updated later with quotes.

Contact staff writer David Weissman at

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