clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Virginia Tech football: Kyshoen Jarrett is the latest former Hokie added to the staff

This is such a good hire.

Virginia Tech Hokies Football

Kyshoen Jarrett was a four-year standout for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 2011-2014. A three-year starter, the Tannersville, Pennsylvania native finished his Virginia Tech career with 249 tackles, including 8.5 for loss and five interceptions.

After the conclusion of his college career, Jarrett was selected by the Washington Football Team in the 2015 NFL draft. He would play 16 games for the Football Team that season, starting six games, and finished with 58 tackles before a scary shoulder injury sadly ended a promising NFL career.

Now, Jarrett is coming back to Blacksburg as head coach Justin Fuente announced the hiring of Jarrett as the new assistant director of player personnel. He replaces another former Hokie, Corey Fuller, who took a position in the Carolina Panthers’ personnel department.

Fuente had the following to say about Jarrett:

We are pleased to welcome Kyshoen and his family back to Blacksburg. Kyshoen possesses a great appreciation for what it takes for a young person to excel in all facets of their collegiate experience at Virginia Tech. Kyshoen’s NFL background, combined with his football acumen and passion for our program make him a great fit for this position. Just as importantly, his history as a mentor and his ability to understand and connect with young people will be a great resource for us.

After his NFL career ended abruptly, Jarrett got into coaching. He spent two seasons coaching defensive backs at a high school in Northern Virginia before accepting a position as a coaching intern with Washington in 2018. He was moved up to a defensive quality control coach in 2019 but was not retained in 2020 when Ron Rivera took over as head coach.

Jarrett was such a good player for the Hokies. I love this hire. He will do well in this role and has a bright future in coaching.

Welcome back to Blacksburg, Kyshoen.