Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 15 No. 1 | August 2022 27 MANAGERS, VIDEO AND TRAINERS Jay Reid– ’05 has been selected as director and sport representative for Manager, Video and Trainer (MVT) athlete-alumni for the Monogram Club. Jay studied Marketing in the Pamplin College of Business, graduating with the class of 2005. While an undergrad, he worked as a student for HokieVision, supporting footballcoaching video during the fall and video-board production of men’s and women’s basketball in the spring. Reid was in this role for 3 years, culminating in his senior year with the football team for Virginia Tech’s first ever ACC football championship in 2004. For the past 10 years, Jay has worked at the National Football League (NFL) supporting a variety of jobs and roles focused on football operations. Most recently, Jay was promoted to the title of Senior Director of Game Operations, which manages game integrity policy with a focus on league and game-day technology. Additional responsibilities at the NFL include working the athletic training and equipment managers on new league priorities and initiatives. Although supporting NFL games that take place on Sunday afternoons are a requirement for the job, he always makes sure there is a Tech game on the TV come Saturday afternoons. Jay currently lives in New York City with his wife Jessica and his two Hokie children-in-training, Asher (3) and new daughter Jordan (5 months). Jay shared that his goals for the group were focused on bringing this group together to reconnect, while also promoting future professional growth for this group as they play a critical role shaping and supporting the evolution of Virginia Tech Athletics into a new era. If you are interested in talking more about these different and new opportunities in the future, please don’t hesitate to connect – VOLLEYBALL As Club Director for Volleyball, Michelle Hall – ’92 communicates “Where Are They Now” insights from three volleyball alumni athletes. ( Sarah King– ’07. I’m currently living in New Orleans with my husband, actor Stephen LouisGrush. I received aMaster’s of Nonprofit Management in 2012 at DePaul University in Chicago. My research focused on watershed management in India and Illinois. I went on to study Urban Planning and Studies at University of New Orleans and am finishing a dissertation on land loss in Louisiana. Throughout this time, I was waiting tables at some amazing restaurants in both Chicago and New Orleans. Recently, I landed a job as a City Planner for the City of New Orleans. I’m a proud owner of 3 dogs, a cat, 4 chickens, and love living in what I consider one of the best cities in the world! ( Jess Quinn McCadam– ’04. I played volleyball at Virginia Tech starting in 2000 under Coach Greg Smith. I graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism and went on to marry a Hokie Football player, Kevin McCadam– ’02. We now have 4 full-bred Hokie babies - Mia, Kole, Mason, and Kam! Kevin was drafted to the Falcons along with fellow Hokies, Keion Carpenter, and Mike Vick, which took us to Atlanta. After graduation, I got my first job at Fox Sports in Atlanta, where Kevin was playing for the Atlanta Falcons. After 6 years in the NFL, we came back home to Blacksburg to start my husband’s coaching career at Virginia Tech. We went from Virginia Tech to West Virginia University for the next step in our coaching journey. Kevin coached at WVU for eight seasons, while I produced television shows for WVU Athletics. We spent our last two years in Morgantown in fulltime ministry at our Church. God led our family to start a program for the community’s youth called “Calvary Training”, where young athletes worked out for the first hour, and then Bible studies for the last. We jumped back into football coaching when God led us to a new opportunity in Houston, Texas. My husband is now a Strength Coach and Team Pastor at The University of Houston. We are going into our third season as Cougars; our last season before we join the Big 12 in 2023. Our Hokie babies are now 17, 15, 12 and 10… one girl and three boys. We could never thank God enough for our time in Blacksburg! It changed our entire life! Virginia Tech… The greatest place on earth! ( Megan Beckwith– ’14. Since 2018, l have been living in Ashburn, VA and working as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Since coming back to NOVA in 2018, I have worked at several private practices doing traditional chiropractic care as well as dry needling and therapeutic exercise. I am continuing my education pursuing a certification in functional medicine, which primarily looks at the physiological root cause of disease and dysfunction. I am currently working at the Joint, which is a nationwide chiropractic franchise. Coming up in November I am getting married to my fiancé, Colynn. He is a former wrestler at the Naval Academy and served active duty in the Navy for 6 years before getting out last spring. I love that we both have the past experience of being student athletes. We are very excited to start our life together and will probably stay in the Northern Virginia area for a couple more years. ( LACROSSE In her first season at VT, Coach Kristen Skiera and the LAX team had record-setting performances and milestone wins, including the program’s first-ever win over JMU; a thrilling win over Notre Dame; and a five-game unbeaten stretch in the middle of the season. Several team-members also earned post-season honors. Freshman Olivia Vergano– ’25 earned honorable-mention All-American by Inside Lacrosse. Three Hokies earned All-State honors with freshman Olivia Vergano– ’25 on the First Team (midfield) and Sophie Student – ’24 (midfield) and Jordan Tilley–Grad. (defense) named to the Second Team. Senior attacker Jacelyn Lazore– ’23 represented the Haudenosaunee Nation in the 2022 World Lacrosse Women’s World Championship in June-July as was contested on the Towson University campus at several playing fields including Unitas Stadium. 2022 Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award –The National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) recognized Mary Griffin–’23 with this award for her perseverance through a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She was also recognized as a member of the 2022 ACC Academic Honor Roll. Lacrosse Alumnae – please make sure you are connected with your lacrosse representative, Kristin (Loughlin) Longo ’05 ( We are looking forward to scheduling alumnae events again this year. Stay tuned. WOMEN’S TENNIS Krissy (Stubbs) Hall – ’03 was a 3-year team captain for the tennis team and earned many honors including: the 2000 A10 CoRookie of the Year and All-Conference; 2002 ITA Cissie Leary Award for East Region; and 2003 ITA Scholar Athlete and National Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award. In addition, she was the 2018-2019 – Southern Conference Coach of the Year at Wofford College. Elissa Hill – ’04 (, Club Director for Women’s Tennis, had a Q&A session with Krissy recently. Continued on page 28