John Sung arrived at Virginia Tech in the summer of 2016. Roughly one year later, he’s signing an extension.
Virginia Tech lacrosse announced on Thursday that Sung has signed a deal keeping him in Blacksburg through the 2022 season. The financial details have not yet been made available.
“Coach Sung and his staff instilled a renewed sense of confidence in our student-athletes and for our program,” said Director of Athletics Whit Babcock in a statement. “I know it was particularly satisfying for all of us to see a group of seniors who were so invested in our program to enjoy a winning season for the first time in their Tech careers. I’m extremely encouraged by the direction of our women’s lacrosse program under Coach Sung’s leadership.”
Sung immediately turned around a lacrosse program that had struggled from the beginning. Sung’s Hokies went 11-8 this year, tying the best win total in program history. Virginia Tech won two matches against ACC opponents, which is the first time the team has won multiple conference games since 2004.
“I appreciate the continued trust and support that Whit and Virginia Tech Athletics have placed in me, our staff and our lacrosse program,” Sung said. “Our objective was to build a culture where our student-athletes could excel both academically and on the field. I’m grateful for the way our squad embraced our approach and our philosophy. We still have plenty of work to do, but I’m confident our team will build on our momentum and what we accomplished this year.”