Arts/Entertainment/Sports: BRENT PRY
HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, VIRGINIA TECH, BLACKSBURG
Brent Pry was named the Hokies’ head coach in November 2021, after his predecessor, Justin Fuente, left the school before the end of the 2021 season, following two seasons of losses in three years.
Pry came with eight seasons as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Penn State under his belt.
Pry graduated in 1993 from the University of Buffalo, where he lettered as a defensive back. He’s been coaching since he was an undergraduate. Before Penn State, he coached at Vanderbilt, Georgia Southern, Western Carolina and Virginia Tech — where he worked under legendary Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer during the 1990s.
His father, Jim Pry, spent 40 years as a college coach, including a stint at Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, where Brent Pry grew up and played high school football.
Pry, whose six-year contract is worth $27.5 million, told ESPN that he’d waited for the right place for his first head coaching job: “I did have a vision, a very clear one, but only for Tech.”