New UGA football coach Tray Scott received two-year deal

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Georgia defensive line coach Tray Scott during the Bulldogs’ spring football practice at Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017. (Photo by John Paul Van Wert)

ATHENS — There’s now another Georgia football assistant coach working on a multi-year contract: Tray Scott.

Scott, hired in February as Georgia’s defensive line coach, signed a two-year contract, according to information provided by UGA. Scott’s salary of $400,000 was released soon after UGA lured him away from Ole Miss, where he had been for barely a month.

The contract also stipulated that Scott receive a one-time lump sum payment of $65,199.67 “on or about” Feb. 28. It’s not clear whether the lump sum payment from UGA was related to any Ole Miss buyout.

There are five other assistant coaches known to be on multi-year contracts. Outside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer and receivers coach James Coley were hired on two-year deals last year. Offensive coordinator Jim Chaney, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and offensive line coach Sam Pittman signed three-year deals last year.

Scott replaced Tracy Rocker, who was fired just after national signing day. Rocker said in a radio interview this spring that he wanted to coach again but is enjoying spending time with his family, including his son, a baseball prospect.


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