Athletic Department Staffing: Part Four

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Pierson Prioleau, Virginia Tech
Pierson Prioleau is a key member of Virginia Tech’s support staff. (Jon Fleming)

The staffing race has grown well beyond analysts. After looking at a number of teams, I find that the following roles are also places that teams have been out-resourcing each other:

  • Coaching advisors, i.e., Jerry Kill-types
  • Recruiting staff (including Player Personnel staff)
  • Player Development staff
  • Operations

Tech has seen growth in these roles, too. While the concern for the Hokies post-Baylor appears to be, at least in part, growing the staff, it was also a concern for Fuente when he was first hired. Here’s a comparison between football staff right now and Beamer’s last year:

Even though these positions have nearly doubled,