New University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops brought two more assistants officially into the fold on Thursday with the expected hiring announcements of Chad Scott and Vince Marrow.
Scott, a former UK running back, will be an assistant coach for the offense. Marrow, a former NFL tight end, will coach that position for the Cats.
Stoops' staff now includes offensive coordinator Neal Brown, defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot, offensive line coach John Schlarman, Scott and Marrow.
According to a report by Footballscoop.com, the Cats will bring aboard Jimmy Brumbaugh to coach the defensive line. A former All-Southeastern Conference defensive lineman at Auburn, Brumbaugh has been an assistant at East Mississippi Community College, Syracuse, Louisiana Tech and LSU.
Scott has spent the past six seasons coaching running backs with new offensive coordinator Brown at both Troy and Texas Tech. His position assignment will be finalized when the staff hiring is complete.
"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," Stoops said in UK's news release. "He also is known as an outstanding recruiter and I'm confident he will help us in that area as well."
A native of Tampa, Fla., Scott enrolled at Kentucky in 2000, rushing for 611 yards as a true freshman. Scott's sophomore season with UK was limited because of injury and he transferred to North Carolina to complete his collegiate career.
Scott said he is excited to continue working with 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," he said.
"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."
Scott's wife is the former Shambrica Jones, who played basketball at Kentucky.
Marrow comes to Kentucky from Nebraska, where he coached the Cornhuskers' tight ends the past two seasons.
"I've known Mark Stoops for a lot of years and this is a great opportunity to come here and work with him," Marrow said. "I'm excited to be here and looking forward to the new era of Kentucky football."
Marrow, who played high school football with Stoops in Youngstown, Ohio, played professionally with Buffalo, Carolina, the New York Jets, Chicago and San Francisco. Marrow wrapped up his playing career in the XFL in 2000.
"His diverse experiences as a coach and NFL player will be invaluable to our players and our program," Stoops said. "He also is a great recruiter, especially with his outstanding connections in Ohio."