Dana Holgorsen and his West Virginia University football team kicked off the 2015 season on Sunday with the first practice of the spring, Junior Day, and the announcement of a new member of the coaching staff.
Prior to the first practice of the spring, Holgorsen announced the hiring of Mark Scott, a former defensive grad assistant who has served under Holgorsen in previous years.
Scott will continue to work as a defensive assistant while working with Joe DeForest on special teams.
“Mark Scott was a graduate assistant for the last three years. He is Gibby’s (defensive coordinator Tony Gibson) eyes in the sky. He was all last year. His graduate assistantship was up. So he was not going to be able to coach, which was going to hurt us. We’re going to put him on the field. He will help defense and help special teams as well. He’s a good, young coach.” Holgorsen said.
“Coach (Joe) DeForest is still working with it. He’ll coach up Mark, and that will take some of it off of Joe’s plate.” he said.
Scott makes the ninth member of the coaching staff.