Virginia Tech linebackers coach Tracy Claeys has announced his retirement from positional coaching.
Best of luck VT. GO HOKIES!!! pic.twitter.com/tDqeCaMnTB
— Tracy Claeys (@t_claeys) January 13, 2021
Claeys made it clear that he was open to returning to coaching in a defensive coordinator role in the future, but for now he was retiring from the game and spending more time with his family in Kansas. He served as Virginia Tech’s linebackers coach for one season.
Though no official replacement has been named by Justin Fuente, it is thought that current quality control coach and former Hokie linebacker Jack Tyler is the likely successor. Tyler played at Virginia Tech from 2010 through 2013, where he racked up 286 tackles, 32.5 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks.