Galen Scott admits he made a mistake after an alleged extramarital affair led to his resignation as assistant coach of Virginia Tech this week.

Per the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Scott left his post at the school after a Twitter user named @Diggy1973 alleged via tweet Scott had an affair with the Twitter user’s wife during recruiting trips. @Diggy1973 tipped off the university and the Times-Dispatch via email regarding the affair.

Scott, who’s the fourth-highest paid assistant coach in the country told the Times-Dispatch he made a big mistake.

“I made a mistake, man… I made a mistake and hurt my family. I just have to make sure I can handle that.”

“It was just an integrity deal,” Scott said. “I just made a mistake. I don’t think it was just the emails. The emails just threw that out there.”

Scott previously was on the coaching staffs at Tulsa and Memphis before joining VT head coach Justin Fuente in 2016.

It’s a sad situation all around as Scott’s affair – regardless of whether it was on recruiting visits or not – leaves two families picking up the pieces. Whether Scott continues in football is a big question on its own. As of now, he’s done with VT.


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