Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 15 No. 1 | August 2022

A MESSAGE FROM COACH PRY Dear Hokie Nation, These past nine months have been an insanely rewarding experience for myself, our staff, and our student-athletes. You all have been nothing but welcoming and have reinforced our decision to come to Blacksburg. Now is the time where we can finally showcase all of our hard work. I want to thank all of our season ticket holders and Hokie Club members for your passionate support of our program. You are instrumental in our vision to elevate this program to new heights. We are dedicated to creating the best product on the field for you all to support. This is a great group of young men, and they are going to give 110% for you all. Their work ethic and commitment to the culture we have instilled in them has made our staff incredibly proud. As for the future of this program, we are encouraged by the footprint our staff has stamped into the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have sparked positive relationships with coaches throughout this state, which is saturated with some of the best high school talent in the country. We know that by doing this, we will greatly impact the amount of home-grown talent that will want to come to Blacksburg in the future. Even outside of Virginia, we have made amazing progress with establishing lasting connections in our region, and we are optimistic about the dividends this will pay for the future of our program. We cannot wait to run out of the tunnel for Enter Sandman for the first time on September 10 in front of all of you when we take on Boston College in Blacksburg. In the meantime, we have been diligently preparing for Old Dominion, and I look forward to seeing many of you in Norfolk. It has already been an honor to serve as the head coach since I took the job in November 2021, and I am thrilled that I finally have the chance to represent Hokie Nation for the first time in the coming weeks. Go Hokies! Brent Pry Head Coach, Virginia Tech Football 5