Virginia Tech has its new head coach in Justin Fuente, formerly of the Memphis Tigers, and Bud Foster will stay on as defensive coordinator Fuente’s request according to an official report. Foster came to Virginia Tech from Murray State with longtime coach Frank Beamer in 1987 and has been in Blacksburg ever since. He has been the team’s defensive coordinator since 1995.
“I’ve been privileged to work for a legendary coach who always did it the right way,” Foster said. “I enjoyed that chapter and the success we’ve had, however, I am equally excited for the next chapter and working for Justin. Justin and I share a vision for the future of our program. After spending time together, I’m convinced he’s the right person to continue building on the standard we’ve established at Virginia Tech. I’m truly looking forward to working with him and supporting him.”
Since Foster, 56, became the Hokies’ defensive coordinator, no other FBS team has had more sacks and interceptions. Combined with Fuente’s fast and feisty approach, the two should be able to help Virginia Tech take a step forward in the ever-competitive ACC.
Moreover, Foster knows the program well and should Fuente ever need a guiding hand, he will be there to provide just that.
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