Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech Agree to Part Ways After Six Seasons

Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech Agree to Part Ways After Six Seasons
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Tim Thomas

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TLP: Editor
Nov 16, 2021

Virginia Tech announced today that Justin Fuente and VT Athletics have "mutually agreed to part ways" after Fuente six seasons as the head coach of the Hokies.

This comes as Virginia Tech is 5-5 in the sixth year under Justin Fuente and may be headed for their third losing season in four years depending on the next two games, something that hasn't happened since the late 1980s and early 1990s. Fuente was 43-31 over his six seasons at Virginia Tech leading the Hokies to an ACC Coastal title in year 1 and 19 wins over the first 2 seasons, but only breaking the 6 win mark once since his first two seasons.

Co-defensive line coach J.C. Price has been named the interim head coach.

Louisiana head coach Billy Napier and SMU head coach Sonny Dykes have been two names linked to the job by national media previously. Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell and Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott were expected to be the top candidates if Tech would have made the move last year and will likely receive at least a call this time though Fickell seems like the frontrunner for either USC or potentially one of the major Big 10 jobs that may open because of the hires at USC and LSU.

We will have more as this story develops.