Virginia Tech has announced that defensive line coach Charley Wiles will not return, per a noon press release from the athletic department.
“I’ll be forever indebted to Frank Beamer and Bud Foster for giving me an opportunity to begin my coaching career at Virginia Tech as a graduate assistant back in 1987,” Wiles said. “I could have never imagined the run we’d enjoy in Blacksburg when I returned in 1996. I’ve enjoyed every minute and was fortunate to coach countless young men who I will always consider part of my extended family. Having the opportunity to coach alongside my friend and mentor, Bud Foster, all these years has been an experience I’ll always cherish.”
Wiles will not coach in the Belk Bowl.
“I’d like to thank Coach Wiles for his many contributions to the Virginia Tech football program,” Justin Fuente said. “Coach Wiles developed some of the finest defensive linemen in Tech’s history and helped many of them play at the next level or go on to successful careers outside of football. These decisions are never easy, and we wish Charley and his family the best going forward.”
Wiles began his coaching career as a graduate assistant working under Frank Beamer at Tech in 1987, and later returned to Blacksburg in 1996. He had served as defensive line coach through the 2019 regular season.
Virginia Tech now has open coaching positions at defensive line, linebacker, cornerbacks and running backs.