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Bill Dooley Passes Away

Former Virginia Tech head football coach, Bill Dooley, has passed away.

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Former Virginia Tech head football coach, Bill Dooley, passed away today.  He was 82 years old.

Coach Dooley was the predecessor of Frank Beamer, and lead the Hokies from 1978-1986.  During his tenure he accumulated a record of 63-38-1, and coached VPI legends, including Bruce Smith.  Additionally, he brought home the program's first bowl win with a 25-24 victory over the N.C. State Wolfpack during the 1986 Peach Bowl.

Gobbler Country joins the rest of Hokie nation in remembering and mourning Coach Dooley.