Justin Fuente at the Nike Coach of the Year Clinics, Part 2

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Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente, shown here at the 2019 ACC Football Kickoff, is one of 76 head coaches to speak at one of Nike’s 14 Coach of the Year Clinics (Will Stewart)

In continuing our look at Coach Fuente’s presentation held as part the Nike Coach of the Year (COY) Clinics, let’s finish with what he says about the personal/personnel side of the game. Click here for part 1.

Justin Fuente on the Role of the Head Coach

Fuente says the head coach’s job is to “ask questions, probe and find out, evaluate, and make sure we are doing things the right way.” The coordinators handle the game planning, while Fuente focuses on making sure the team is “emotionally, physically, and mentally ready to play.”

Fuente’s clear that he stays out of the play-calling business,