By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Virginia Tech head football coach Justin Fuente has been fired on Tuesday morning. He spent five-plus seasons leading the team.
As the head coach, he guided the Hokies to a 43-31 record. However, in the past two seasons, he guided the team to a 10-11 record.
He has been replaced on an interim basis by J.C. Price for the rest of the season. Before the promotion, Price held the title of co-defensive line coach and defensive recruiting coordinator.
“We sincerely appreciate the contributions that Coach Fuente made to our football program and the positive impact he made on our student-athletes during his time at Virginia Tech,” Director of Athletics Whit Babcock said in a statement. “While it is never easy to make a change, I believe in order for our football program to attain the type of sustained success that is expected at Virginia Tech, the time was right for new leadership of our football program.
“Virginia Tech is one of the most attractive football jobs in America, competing in one of the nation’s premier conferences, the ACC,” Babcock continued. “I’m extremely confident that we’ll be able to identify and hire a new head coach who can build on our rich history and winning tradition.”
As a college football head coach, Fuente is 69-54. Before coming to Virginia Tech, he led the Memphis Tigers to a 26-23 record in four seasons.
A national search has begun to find the team’s new leader for the 2022 season.© 2007-2021 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.