BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced Tuesday that Tech has strengthened its commitment to the football program on a number of fronts. Head football coach Justin Fuente has agreed to a one-year contract extension that will keep him in Blacksburg through the 2024 season.
As part of a broader commitment to the football program, additional resources will be provided to the salary pool for assistant coaches and support staff, along with enhancements to the academic and recruiting staffs. Under Fuente’s leadership, Tech’s football program has not only enjoyed on-field success, but has also seen student-athletes perform at a high level academically. The ability of Fuente and his staff to recruit talented athletes who fit the culture of Virginia Tech continues to give Hokies confidence in the future of the program under his direction.
Fuente has guided Tech to 19 victories in his first two seasons at Tech, the highest two-year victory total of any Hokies’ football coach in his initial two years in Blacksburg. A consensus selection as the 2016 ACC Coach of the Year, the Tulsa, Oklahoma native is only one of six active FBS head coaches to lead his squads to nine or more victories each of the past four seasons. Tech finished the 2017 campaign at No. 24 in The AP Top 25 and No. 25 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.