“Anyone who knows me understands the love I have for Virginia Tech, as well as how much I appreciate the many ways that Coach Beamer helped transform our university and our football program,” Veatch said. “But I’ve long believed that Bud Foster played a very critical role in that process, as well. Whether it was his Lunch Pail Defense, his knack for getting the best out of our players, or the way he continues to serve as a fabulous representative of what we hold near and dear as Hokies, you can’t write the story of Virginia Tech without Bud. That’s why I believe dedicating the Veatch Coaches Corridor in honor of Bud is the perfect way to permanently cement his legacy on our campus and help support a new era of Tech Football under Brent Pry.” Foster’s lineage of coaches who served with him in Blacksburg include current Tech head coach, Brent Pry, who worked as a graduate assistant for Foster in 1995-96. Current VT defensive line coach J.C. Price played for Foster in the 1990s and then later returned as a grad assistant for Foster from 2002-03. Pierson Prioleau also played on Foster’s defenses in the 1990s and enters his first campaign as Tech’s safeties coach in 2021. The illustrious inside.hokiesports.com 5 Continued on page 6 Director of Athletics Whit Babcock speaks at dedication. Frank Beamer, Jeff Veatch, and Bud Foster pose beside corridor signage in Merryman Center.