Richmond hired Latrell Scott as head football coach Tuesday, making him the seventh African-American hire in Division I in the last month.
Scott, a former assistant for Richmond, succeeds Mike London, who was named as head coach at Virginia on December 7.
With Scott, the number of ethnic minority head football coaches in Division I increases to 20 – 13 in the Football Bowl Subdivision and seven in FCS (excluding historically black colleges and universities). That tally includes 17 African-Americans, one Latino, one Pacific Islander and a Native American.
Scott was an assistant coach at Richmond for three seasons. In 2007, he was promoted to assistant head coach and served as recruiting coordinator. He returns to Richmond after spending the 2009 seasons as receivers coach at Virginia. He held the same position at Tennessee in 2008. He also has been an assistant at VMI and Western Carolina.
Scott was a three-year starter at tight end and an All-American at Hampton, where he earned a degree in sport management in 2001.
Scott is the second ethnic minority head coach recently chosen to lead a Football Championship Subdivision program. Nigel Burton was announced as head coach at Portland State on December 8.
Minority football coaches at NCAA institutions
As of December 16; historically black colleges and universities excluded
|Football Bowl Subdivision|
|Mario Cristobal, Florida Intl||Latino|
|Ron English, Eastern Michigan||African-American|
|Turner Gill, Kansas||African-American|
|Mike Haywood, Miami (Ohio)||African-American|
|Mike Locksley, New Mexico||African-American|
|Mike London, Virginia||African-American|
|Ken Niumatalolo, Navy||Pacific Islander|
|Larry Porter, Memphis||African-American|
|Randy Shannon, Miami||African-American|
|Charlie Strong, Louisville||African-American|
|Kevin Sumlin, Houston||African-American|
|Willie Taggart, Western Kentucky||African-American|
|Dwayne Walker, New Mexico State||African-American|
|Football Championship Subdivision|
|Nigel Burton, Portland State||African-American|
|Trent Miles, Indiana State||African-American|
|Tony Samuel, Southeast Missouri||African-American|
|Latrell Scott, Richmond||African-American|
|Jerome Souers, Northern Arizona||American Indian|
|Tom Williams, Yale||African-American|
|Norries Wilson, Columbia||African-American|
|Robert Talley, Stonehill||African-American|
|Paul Winters, Wayne State (Mich.)||African-American|
|Pedro Arruza, Randolph-Macon||Latino|
|Bob Owens, Chapman||African-American|
|Sherman Wood, Salisbury State||African-American|
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