Tuesday afternoon Richmond head coach Latrell Scott resigned after having been pulled over the night before and charged with DUI. The school named then offensive coordinator Wayne Lineburg the interim head coach for the season.
Lineburg, 37, is in his second stint as offensive coordinator at Richmond ('04-'06 under Dave Clawson and he returned last season with Scott). In between the two, he spent 3 seasons at UVA his alma mater for whom he played quarterback.
Wayne's father is a legendary high school coach in Virginia (Radford High) and one of his brothers is the athletic director at Radford University. The man has strong roots in Virginia.
When announcing the transition, athletic director Jim Miller announced Coach Lineburg would serve as the head coach for the season and then there would be a search and that Lineburg would be considered.
Playing in the CAA is never easy; but we expect Lineburg to pull this team together and to have a very good season. Hopefully that talk about performing a "search" at the end of the season becomes unnecessary.
For anyone who aspires to become a first time head coach (and recognizes that sometimes circumstances dictate that it doesn't happen the way you dream that it might), you might want to bookmark this page and watch and rewatch how Coach Lineburg handles this opportunity with poise and class.