Will Virginia Tech’s defensive coaching staff continue to play musical chairs against UNC? | Virginia Tech
Tech has called on various staff members to fill in for the team’s full-time defensive coaches. Multiple staff members — Tyler, Pierson Prioleau and Zach Sparber — were used as defensive assistants leading up to last year’s Belk Bowl.
Fuente likened it to a backup quarterback needing to be ready at a moment’s notice to fill in.
“I think it’s just a great example to young coaches everywhere of trying to prepare like a coordinator,” Fuente said. “Just because that may not be your title. You may be a graduate assistant or a position coach or an off the field coach, whatever your role is, you have to try to
prepare every week, which is difficult.”
As for Hamilton, he continues to be “intimately involved” in game prep throughout the week albeit from a distance. He continues to participate in all the team’s staff and player meetings virtually.