Virginia Tech LBs Coach Tracy Claeys Retires From Coaching, Jack Tyler To Replace Him

By: Tim Thomas | @TimThomasTLP | Jan 13, 2021
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Virginia Tech will have at least one staff change this offseason as the Hokies announced that LBs coach Tracy Claeys is retiring from coaching. Meanwhile, Jack Tyler is expected to replace him in the same role per multiple sources.

Claeys joined the staff this past offseason as the LBs coach under new defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton. The addition of Claeys gave Hamilton a veteran coach who had plenty of Power 5 head coach and defensive coordinator experience.

As mentioned above, assistant Jack Tyler is expected to be promoted to replace Claeys as the LBs coach. Virginia Tech has declined comment on Tyler being the expected replacement for Claeys.

Tyler was a top candidate for the opening this past offseason prior to the hiring of Claeys. He was also the defensive playcaller against Duke with Justin Hamilton and Ryan Smith unavailable, and is thought of very highly by those around the program.


Virginia Tech has announced that Jack Tyler has been promoted to be Virginia Tech's next LBs coach.

Tyler becomes the third Hokie alum to be among Tech's 10 main assistant coaches along with defensive coordinator Justin Hamilton and DL coach Darryl Tapp.

We will have more as this story develops.