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Pro Football Hall of Famer named head coach at Virginia high school

Alan Faneca is a member of the class of 2021.

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Alan Faneca is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2021. He will be officially inducted this summer in Canton, Ohio.

However, Faneca had some other news this week, as he was named the new head coach of Frank W. Cox High School in Virginia Beach. Faneca moved to the Virginia Beach area after his playing days were over. He was most recently Cox’s offensive line coach.

He replaces Bill Stachelski, who stepped down after 13 seasons as head coach of the program.

You might ask, how does this relate to Virginia Tech?

Well, the Hokies have three players from Cox High on the current roster. One, is Clemson graduate transfer, defensive tackle Jordan Williams. Also, there is starting wide receiver Tayvion Robinson. And, finally, you have freshmen linebacker Isi Etute.

The Hokies have recently made a stronger push for some of the state’s top high school players and getting a stronghold into Cox High would be smart for Justin Fuente and his staff.

Faneca, who played his college football at LSU, played 13 seasons in the NFL, most of which were with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he won a Super Bowl ring. Faneca was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and an eight-time All-Pro.

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