When Virginia Tech hired Whit Babcock to be its athletic director, they knew they were getting one of the top up-and-coming athletic directors in the country after his bold move to get Tommy Tuberville, and get money raised to renovate and expand Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium.
Since coming to Blacksburg, Babcock has had a myriad of tasks that he has managed to perfection starting with the men’s basketball coaching change from James Johnson to Buzz Williams that has revitalized Virginia Tech hoops.
Babcock perfectly managed the retirement of Frank Beamer while getting one of college football’s bright young coaches in Justin Fuente in addition to keeping Bud Foster which has led to Virginia Tech football’s best season in years.
Babcock has also seen other big things happen including making great hires of Kenny Brooks and John Sung for women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse. Babcock has also overseen the completion of the Hokies’ indoor athletic practice field, renovations to Cassell Coliseum that created premium seating, and remodeling of the Merryman Center.
Babcock is arguably the best athletic director in the nation and now has been rightfully rewarded.
Virginia Tech announced this evening that they have agreed to an extension with Whit Babcock through 2024. Details haven’t been disclosed as further approval is still needed but that should happen.
Locking down Babcock is a great move by Virginia Tech to reward one of America’s best athletic directors. Babcock has Virginia Tech athletics on the precipice of a golden era already across the board from football to many of the olympic sports.
Whit Babcock is plenty worthy of this contract extension that is a fantastic move by Virginia Tech.