An Acadiana native has been hired by the Houston Cougars as the new offensive line coach.

Chris Scelfo, who was born in Abbeville, before graduating from New Iberia Senior High, was named to his new position on Saturday.

A graduate of ULM, which at the time was Northeast Louisiana, back in 1986, Scelfo served as a graduate assistant there, before coaching stops at Oklahoma (1988-1989), Marshall (1990-1995), and Georgia (1996-1998).

In 1998, Scelfo was named the head coach at Tulane, where he guided the Green Wave to a 37-57 record over parts of 9 seasons, including two bowl wins.

Out of football for the last two years, Scelfo most recently served as the tight ends coach for the Atlanta Flacons from 2008-2014.

Scelfo replaces Darren Hiller, who spent less than a month on the job before leaving for Indiana.

Scelfo's brother, Frank Scelfo, as well as his nephew, Anthony Scelfo, are both on the coaching staff of UTSA, while his son, Joe Scelfo, played three years at South Alabama, prior to spending 2016 as a graduate transfer at North Carolina St.