Dawgs Hire Scott Lakatos as Defensive Backs Coach
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Dawgs Hire Scott Lakatos as Defensive Backs Coach


Scott LakatosScott Lakatos has been named the new defensive backs coach of the Georgia Bulldogs, the school announced today. Lakatos was the defensive backs coach at Connecticut for the past six seasons.

Lakatos helped the Huskies defense achieve the 9th ranking in pass efficiency defense in 2008 and 2009. The Huskies were ranked 10th in the same category in 2007.

Listed below is Scott Lakatos’ coaching history:

  • 1988-89 – Western Connecticut State; Secondary Coach
  • 1990-91 – Boston University; Outside Linebackers Coach
  • 1992-93 – Syracuse; Assistant Coach
  • 1994 – New Haven; Defensive Coordinator & Linebacker Coach
  • 1995 – Maine; Secondary Coach
  • 1996-99 – Maine; Secondary & Special Teams Coach
  • 2000 – Maine; Defensive Coordinator & Linebacker Coach
  • 2001-03 – Rutgers; Secondary Coach
  • 2004-2010 – Connecticut; Secondary Coach

Mark Richt (from UGA Sports Communications):

“We’re very pleased that Scott has accepted the offer to join our defensive staff,” said Richt. “He has an outstanding resume of success over the course of his career and will bring a great deal of experience and expertise to our coaching staff.”

Scott Lakatos (from UGA Sports Communications):

“I would like to thank the University of Connecticut for giving me the opportunity to work with a great group of coaches and players in our football program,” said Lakatos. “My family and I will be forever grateful for the great memories and wonderful friendships we now have. “I am now very excited to begin our next journey with the University of Georgia. We are excited to become a part of a great university community as well as a nationally respected program and an SEC power.”

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