The Virginia Tech Hokies have promised they were going to add to the football support staff since Justin Fuente took over as head coach. On Monday, Tech took a step in fulfilling that promise with the hiring of Tommy Reamon, Jr. to the staff. While the Hokies haven’t made it official yet, Reamon certainly did on his Twitter account.
If the name sounds familiar, it should. Reamon is the son of Michael Vick’s former high school coach. But, before we assume this is a nostalgia hire, it isn’t.
Reamon comes to the Hokies from Christopher Newport University where he coached wide receivers. Before his time at CNU, Reamon was a graduate assistant at Virginia and spent some time as a coaching intern with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played quarterback and wide receiver at Old Dominion.
Reamon’s exact role with the Hokies will be defined once the school makes it official, but it’s safe to assume he will be on the support staff and not a full-time coach at the moment.
From a recruiting standpoint, this is a brilliant move by Fuente. The Hokies need to continue adding more juice to the recruiting staff, especially in the 757 where Reamon is from. Sure, the Hokies are on a roll recruiting-wise, however, they cannot afford to get complacent. And, any additional resources that can be spent in the Hampton Roads area, is a good move.