Virginia Tech co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Galen Scott has abruptly resigned from the football program, according to a Virginia Tech Athletics press release.
Former Hokies football player Justin Hamilton, who lettered for Virginia Tech from 2002-2005 at a variety of positions, has been promoted to the coaching staff on an interim basis. Hamilton was serving as Director of Player Development – Defense prior to this promotion.
As noted earlier in a Tech Tidbit here on TSL, Director of Player Personnel Chuck Cantor is leaving Virginia Tech for Florida.
Scott is a graduate of Illinois State, where he played from 1997-2000. He joined the Illinois State staff as a linebackers coach in 2001, and he coached for Illinois State through 2007, eventually reaching the status of defensive coordinator. He worked on the same staff with Justin Fuente from 2001-2006, as Fuente started his coaching career at Illinois State, as quarterbacks coach and eventually offensive coordinator.
When Fuente was hired as the head coach at Memphis in 2012, Scott was already on staff there, and the two have coached together since then, first at Memphis (2012-2015) and then at Virginia Tech (2016-2017). Scott was recently promoted to co-defensive coordinator with Bud Foster, in January of 2018.