Virginia Tech announced late this afternoon that the football program has hired offensive coordinator and QB coach Scot Loeffler, offensive line coach Jeff Grimes, and wide receivers coach Aaron Moorehead.
The trio of new hires replace former quarterbacks coach Mike O’Cain, former offensive line coach Curt Newsome, and former wide receivers coach Kevin Sherman. Sherman is headed to Purdue, and Newsome is going to JMU, per earlier published reports. As of this writing, O’Cain is still searching for employment.
Former offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring will remain on staff and will become recruiting coordinator, in addition to retaining his duties as tight ends coach. Shane Beamer is expected to continue his duties as running backs coach, thus rounding out the five-man offensive staff.
All three hires already have coaching profiles on hokiesports.com, and are also profiled extensively in the press release linked above.
- Scot Loeffler profile on hokiesports.com
- Jeff Grimes profile on hokiesports.com
- Aaron Moorehead profile on hokiesports.com
Two important items in addition to the press release and profiles linked above:
- Loeffler is pronounced LEFF-ler, not LOFF-ler.
- Jeff Grimes is not related to former VT OL coach J.B. Grimes.
All three hires start officially on Friday, January 25th, and will be introduced at a press conference that day.