Virginia Tech and Justin Fuente announced Justin Hamilton is the Hokies' new defensive coordinator.
"Justin has earned this opportunity to lead our defense and our football team," said Fuente per a release. "Everyone in our program has a great deal of respect for him and his abilities. Coach Foster has reiterated to me on several occasions that Justin is ready for this next step in his coaching career. I feel the same way and am convinced he's exactly the right fit for this role at Virginia Tech. Coach Hamilton is a talented coach and recruiter with a deep passion for both the game and Virginia Tech. He possesses a great knack for connecting with our players. His voice carries tremendous weight on the field and in the locker room because he's worn that helmet and experienced many of the same things the young men in our program are going through."
Moreover, Fuente confirmed Virginia Tech has parted ways with assistant coaches Zohn Burden and Brian Mitchell.