UNC officially announces new DL hire

UNC officially announced the hiring of Tray Scott as the team’s new defensive line coach on Tuesday. Scott arrives in Chapel Hill after spending two seasons in the same position at UT Martin.

The hire completes UNC’s defensive staff, which has undergone a complete makeover this offseason. Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik was brought in two-and-a-half months ago to replace defensive coordinator Vic Koenning, who was forced out in December. Since then, Chizik let go of former cornerbacks coach Dan Disch and linebackers coach Ron West, replacing the two with John Papuchis to coach linebackers and Charlton Warren to coach the secondary.

Keith Gilmore was expected to return as the team’s defensive line coach but left earlier this month to take the same position at Notre Dame. Filling the hole left by Gilmore, Scott is expected to be the last assistant hired to Larry Fedora’s staff this offseason.

“Tray is a bright, young coach who brings an enormous amount of energy and excitement to our program,” Fedora said. “He comes highly recommended from several coaches I spoke with and I know he will be a good fit for our University.”

Scott graduated from Arkansas Tech in 2008. Prior to coaching at UT Martin, he served one year as a graduate assistant at Ole Miss.