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Report: Norfolk State (FCS) head coach Latrell Scott leaving to join FBS staff

Latrell Scott, who has served as the head coach at Norfolk State (FCS - VA) the last six seasons, is reportedly leaving for a position on the East Carolina staff.

While Norfolk State has shared the news of Scott's resignation, Pete Thamel was among the first to share the news of his next move this morning.

Over the last six seasons at Norfolk State, Scott was 21-35 overall and after being stuck at 4-7 for four straight seasons, the Spartans went 5-7 in 2019. NSU opted to not compete during the fall of 2020 or spring of 2021 due to COVID concerns.

He was an assistant at Richmond from 2005-07, starting off as the wide receivers coach before adding the assistant head coach title in his final year with the Spiders. He returned to the program for one season as head coach in 2010 before ultimately resigning after a 6-5 season.

After a year away from coaching, he returned briefly as the tight ends coach at James Madison before landing the head coaching job at Virginia State, There, he went an impressive 19-3, going 9-1 in his first season and 10-2 in year two.

He left for the Norfolk State opportunity heading into the 2015 season.

The moves marks a return to the FBS level for Scott, who previously worked on FBS staffs at Tennessee (2008) and Virginia (2009), where he worked with the receivers at both stops.

His roots and recruiting ties on the east coast are significant, with previous stops at Fork Union Military Academy, Western Carolina, and VMI in addition to the previously metnioned stops at Virginia, Tennessee, James Madison, Richmond, Virginia State and Norfolk State.

William "BT" Sherman will serve as Norfolk State's interim head coach and a search for Scott's replacement will begin immediately.

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