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Thursday's local college roundup: Report: Former HU football player Scott could coach Virginia State

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Latrell Scott, 37, a former Hampton University football player with many connections around the state, likely soon will be announced as Virginia State’s head coach, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.

Scott, a former University of Richmond head coach, spent this season coaching James Madison’s tight ends, could take over at VSU, a Division II school.

VSU has been seeking a coach since Nov. 20, when Andrew Faison was reassigned to another position at the school. Faison posted a career record of 58-53, including 4-6 in 2012.

Asked on Thursday about Scott and the vacancy, VSU athletics director Peggy Davis told the Times-Dispatch, “I certainly don’t have the liberty to make that call public, as of today.” Davis said the school had no timetable for making an announcement.

Scott has been an assistant at Fork Union Military Academy, Western Carolina, VMI, UR, Virginia and Tennessee. He resigned as the Spiders’ coach in 2011 after a DUI charge.

Scott, 37 who graduated from Lee-Davis High and HU and has been an assistant coach in numerous programs, chose not to comment Thursday. ...

East Carolina fired Brian Mitchell, who had been the defensive coordinator and secondary coach since 2010. The Pirates (8-5, 7-1 Conference USA) scored 31.5 points per game but yielded 31.6 in 2012.

More colleges

Cross country:

William and Mary freshman All-American Emily Stites was named to Team USA for the BUPA Great Edinburgh International Challenge. Stites is one of six women who will run for the U.S. in the junior women’s 4-kilometer race, taking on teams from Great Britain and Europe.

Tennis:

Virginia was named the nation’s No. 1 men’s team in the preseason Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll. The U.Va. women are co-ranked No. 11.

Wrestling:

Virginia, ranked 20th nationally, took sixth at the Southern Scuffle in Chattanooga, Tenn., with 109.5 points. No. 24 Old Dominion was 13th with 32.5.

No. 1 Penn State (178.5) and No. 2 Oklahoma State (158) placed first and second, respectively.

U.Va’s Jedd Moore took the title at 157 pounds, and teammate Matt Snyder was the runner-up at 125. Old Dominion’s Chris Mecate was fourth at 141.

Baseball:

BaseballAmerica.com named U.Va.’s Kevin McMullan the top assistant coach in the nation.

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