Chad Scott, a former running backs coach at Kentucky, has officially signed on to join new head coach Scott Satterfield at Louisville. Once again, he’ll be leading the running backs.
Scott coached at Kentucky from 2013-2015, mentoring running backs including Boom Williams and Jojo Kemp. When Mark Stoops brought Eddie Gran and Darin Hinshaw on board to lead the offense, Scott was set to begin coaching the wide receiver position. But, before that could happen, Scott accepted a job at North Carolina. Scott also left Kentucky for UNC while he was a player for the Cats – he enrolled and played at Kentucky beginning in the year 2000, but he transferred to North Carolina before his junior season.
He returned to Chapel Hill to coach the Tar Heels from 2016-2018, leading the tight end position and serving as one of their main recruiters. That’s where this news could affect Kentucky – Scott is from Florida and has been known to recruit heavily from that area.
During his time at Kentucky, Scott was listed as the primary recruiter for players including Derrick Baity, Sihiem King, Jojo Kemp and Jeff Badet – all from Florida.
While Kentucky has found great success recruiting throughout the Sunshine State and would hate to see talent from there playing for the Dirty Birds, the Cats have something the Cardinals don’t: Vince Marrow.
Scott has also worked with Neal Brown at three different schools: Kentucky, Texas Tech and Troy.
His twitter bio still includes the UNC Athletics’ web site link, but it looks like Scott reacted to his new job with… a quote from Zayn Malik? The guy from the once-popular (among teenage girls) boy band One Direction?
“Life is funny. Things change, people change, but you will always be you, so stay true to yourself and never sacrifice who you are for anyone.” – Zayn Malik
— Chad Scott (@CoachChadScott) January 4, 2019
Yep, he should fit right in at Louisville.