Kyshoen Jarrett Joins Virginia Tech Football Staff

Kyshoen Jarrett Joins Virginia Tech Football Staff
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Andy Loce | @Andy_Loce15

TLP: Writer
Jun 12, 2021

Former Virginia Tech standout DB and captain Kysheon Jarrett is returning to Blacksburg and joining the football recruiting staff.

"We are pleased to welcome Kyshoen and his family back to Blacksburg," Fuente said. "Kyshoen possesses a great appreciation for what it takes for a young person to excel in all facets of their collegiate experience at Virginia Tech.”

The former Hokie star DB is set to take over as the assistant director of player personnel, which was vacated after Corey Fuller left to take on a position with the Carolina Panthers’ personnel department. This comes after Jarrett spent multiple years with the Washington Football Team's coaching staff.

Of course, many will remember Jarrett most for his big hits and spectacular defensive plays at rover for the Hokies.

During the 2014 Virginia Tech football season, Jarrett led all Hokies with 88 tackles and three interceptions while serving as captain. In his collegiate career, he totaled 53 appearances where he collected 249 tackles, five interceptions and 8.5 tackles for loss.

After his playing career in Blacksburg, Jarrett went on to be drafted by the Washington Football Team in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He went on to play all sixteen games in the 2015 NFL Season, but he suffered an injury that brought his career to an unfortunate ending.

"Kyshoen's NFL background, combined with his football acumen and passion for our program make him a great fit for this position,” Fuente said. “Just as importantly, his history as a mentor and his ability to understand and connect with young people will be a great resource for us."

Following his playing days in the NFL, he became an defensive backs coach for Rock Ridge High School during the 2016-17 seasons. After a brief high school coaching stint, he returned to Washington in 2018 where he became defensive quality control coach/assistant defensive backs coach for the 2019 season.