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1) What are your thoughts on the Hokie Club and Whit Babcock’s current fundraising strategies? Did the current pandemic suddenly turn on the light bulb that they were not doing enough to pad the coffers? Or does this reflect moves already being made?
Chris Coleman: I’ve been impressed with the Hokie Club ever since Brad Wurthman took over. The outreach and communication has gone in a complete 180 ever since he was in charge. Considering what COVID-19 is doing to finances across the country, I don’t think we can judge him on exactly how much money the Hokie Club is or isn’t bringing in right now, but I think that group is in much better hands now than it was before.
Selling cutouts in Lane Stadium, selling virtual seats, etc….that stuff isn’t going to move the needle very much in the grand scheme of things, but at this point every extra dollar helps. I’m glad to see they are thinking outside the box to a certain extent.
Recently Whit Babcock has hired three new recruiting staff members for the football program…
Assistant Director of Player Personnel: Corey Fuller
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