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Virginia Tech's Defensive Coordinator Resigns After Extramarital Affair Accusations Surface

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BLACKSBURG, VA - SEPTEMBER 03: Virginia Tech Hokies players' helmets rest on the field prior to the Hokies' game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Lane Stadium on September 3, 2012 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Geoff Burke/Getty Images)

It was just four months ago that Virginia Tech promoted Galen Scott to co-defensive coordinator. Friday, Scott abruptly resigned from the position. He also admitted to making a "mistake" in his personal life that likely led to his decision.

Scott resigned on Friday, citing the need to "focus" on his family. He later issued a statement on the matter. Via Andy Bitter of the Roanoke Times:

“I made a mistake and I have to take responsibility for that,” said Scott, whose resignation was announced in a Friday press release. “I did some things that I want to apologize to my wife for and my family for and I need to make sure I make that right by just being around for them and being the best father and person I can be.”

How did this all come to light? Apparently, a Twitter account called @diggy1973 started posting accusations earlier in the week. The account accused Scott of cheating on his wife - and using university money to fund it in the process.

Scott denied the portion about the misuse of school money.

“It’s not as outlandish and crazy as people are letting it on to be,” Scott said. “Paying for stuff and all that. That’s not the deal. It’s just, I’m disappointed in myself because I hurt my family.”

It's unclear where Scott's career goes from here. Virginia Tech, meanwhile, promoted Justin Hamilton to an "interim coaching staff position" in the wake of Scott's departure.