VIRGINIA TECH

June 18th, 2017 | by College AD
VIRGINIA TECH
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A college athletics director has a long list of duties, but two almost always are at the top. Raise money. Hire the right coaches. The former is unending. The latter is a delicate, sometimes intricate exercise. It’s a fact-based process, but is heavy on intuition and experience. Oftentimes, it’s more art than science. And almost always, it has to be done quickly, requiring both sides to determine in a short period whether the fit will work. So far in his three-plus years at Virginia Tech, athletics director Whit Babcock has worked quickly, made excellent use of his experience and intuition and is raising the art of hiring successful coaches to a new level. Babcock faced his greatest challenge in replacing Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech’s legendary football coach. Beamer held his job with the Hokies for 29 years and took the team to 23 consecutive bowl games. – Paul Woody, richmond.comRead More

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