Former Cat Scott joins Stoops' staff

Former Kentucky running back Chad Scott, who has spent the last six seasons coaching his old position with new UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown at Texas Tech and Troy, has been added to Mark Stoops' staff.

Former Kentucky running back Chad Scott, who has spent the last six seasons coaching his old position with new UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown at Texas Tech and Troy, has been added to Mark Stoops' staff.

Scott's position assignment has yet to be determined, per a release from UK on Thursday afternoon.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to work with Coach Stoops, as I love the vision he has for Kentucky," Scott said. "I'm also excited to continue working with Neal Brown. We've had a great relationship coaching together the past six years, and we're very eager to bring success to the Kentucky program. "Kentucky is a special place to me and my family. It's an honor to return to the school where I began my college career and is my wife's alma mater."

Under Scott's direction, Texas Tech had a strong running game to complement Brown's pass-happy attack. The Red Raiders averaged 135.5 rushing yards per game and scored 51 rushing touchdowns the last three seasons. Their primary running backs averaged 4.95 yards per carry.

When Scott arrived at Texas Tech, the rushing attack was ranked 115th in the nation, averaging only 84 yards per game.

"I'm excited to have Chad join our staff," Stoops said. "He has had tremendous success coaching in this system and his familiarity with Coach Brown, along with his experience with the Kentucky program, will help our transition with the team. He also is known as an outstanding recruiter and I'm confident he will help us in that area as well."

Added Brown: "Chad is a very detail-oriented coach and his players have been very productive at Troy and Texas Tech. His familiarity with the system is a great asset. Chad is also a phenomenal recruiter. He does a great job building relationships with student-athletes, families and coaches."

A native of Tampa, Fla., Scott enrolled at Kentucky in 2000, rushing for 611 yards as a true freshman en route to All-SEC Freshman Team honors and third-team Freshman All-America honors. Scott's sophomore season with UK was limited because of injury, and he transferred to North Carolina to complete his collegiate career.

With the Tar Heels, Scott rushed for 182 yards as a junior. In a solid senior campaign, Scott ranked seventh in the Atlantic Coast Conference in rushing with 796 yards and eight rushing touchdowns.

Scott spent time in the National Football League with Cleveland, Pittsburgh and the New York Giants before returning to his alma mater in 2006 as a graduate assistant video analyst.

Scott graduated from UNC with a degree in sociology. He is married to the former Shambrica Jones, who played basketball at Kentucky, and the couple has a daughter, Kori, and a son, Jakobe.

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