CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Former North Carolina standout Chad Scott is returning to Chapel Hill as tight ends coach, Inside Carolina sources have confirmed.
FootballScoop.com first reported the hire late Monday night. A UNC spokesperson could not confirm the report as of Tuesday afternoon.
Scott, who played running back at UNC in 2003-04, spent the last three seasons coaching the running backs group under Mark Stoops at Kentucky. The Plant City, Fla. native held the same position at Texas Tech from 2010-12 and at Troy from 2007-09. Stoops moved Scott to wide receivers coach early this month after he hired Eddie Gran as offensive coordinator and running backs coach.
This move marks the second time Scott has left Kentucky for UNC. Following a stint with the Wildcats as a player that included an All-SEC Freshman season in 2000, he transferred to UNC in 2002 and rushed for 978 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2003-04.
Scott is best known as a player for leading UNC past No. 4 Miami with a career-high 175 rushing yards on Oct. 31, 2004.
He will fill the tight ends coach job vacated by former assistant head coach for offense Seth Littrell, who was named head coach at North Texas last month. Scott’s hire completes Larry Fedora’s nine-man staff, although an offensive coordinator has yet to be named.