Report: Justin Fuente lands extension, raise at Virginia Tech

By Jesse Reed

Virginia Tech head football coach Justin Fuente reportedly landed an extension that keeps him with the Hokies through 2024 and includes a raise.

Per Andy Bitter of The Roanoke Times, “For the second time in two years, Virginia Tech beefed up Fuente’s contract, according to athletic department sources, extending the deal by another year through 2024 and bumping his compensation to $4 million in 2018 and ’19 when factoring in base pay and retention bonuses.”

Last year, per the report, Fuente brought home $3.25 million, so this is a nice bump for him.

Additionally, Fuente’s assistants and strength coach all got raises, and safeties coach Galen Scott earned a promotion to co-defensive coordinator.

The Hokies have had a nice run of success with Fuente at the helm. He has a record of 19-8 in his two years at Virginia Tech, and he’s one of only six coaches at the FBS level who have won at least nine games in each of the past four seasons, per the report.

Late last year when the coaching carousel was in full swing, Fuente was a person of interest in a number of coaching searches. However, he remained at Virginia Tech, and now the school is doing what it can to ensure he stays there for the foreseeable future.