Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 14 No. 4 | February 2022

12 Inside Hokie Sports BRENT PRY HEAD COACH As defensive coordinator at Penn State, Pry’s squad ranked in the nation’s top 10 in scoring defensive three times in the past five seasons before his arrival in Blacksburg. A two-time Broyles Award nominee as the top assistant in college football, he has coached teams that have qualified for 15 bowl appearances and have finished in the FBS top 25 in scoring defense eight times. He helped lead the Nittany Lions to three 11-win seasons, as well as the 2016 Big Ten Championship. A former graduate assistant under Frank Beamer and Bud Foster for the Hokies from 1995-97, Pry brings 30 years of coaching experience with him to Virginia Tech. J.C. PRICE ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH/ DEFENSIVE LINE A former team captain and All-America selection as a Tech player, Price returned to Blacksburg in 2021. He concluded the season as interim head coach and guided the Hokies to a 29-24 win at Virginia, propelling the squad to a bowl berth. He spent nine seasons as Marshall University, most recently as co-defensive coordinator. Price coached eight seasons at James Madison (2004-11). The Dukes won the FCS national title in 2004 and also qualified for the FCS playoffs in 2006, 2007 and 2008. He was a third-round pick of the Carolina Panthers in the 1996 NFL Draft. TYLER BOWEN OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ TIGHT ENDS Bowen returned to the collegiate ranks after coaching tight ends for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021. He worked with Tech head coach Brent Pry, serving as Penn State’s co-offensive coordinator/offensive recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach in 2020. He coached tight ends and handled the offensive recruiting coordinator duties for the Nittany Lions from 2018-19. His numerous NFL pupils include Pittsburgh TE Pat Freiermuth and Arizona RB Chase Edmonds. Bowen owns previous experience coaching at Maryland, Fordham and Towson. He enjoyed a three-year playing career as an offensive lineman at Maryland. CHRIS MARVE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR/ LINEBACKERS Marve arrived at Virginia Tech after serving as defensive run game coordinator/linebackers coach at Florida State (2020-21). He spent the 2019 season at Mississippi State as defensive run game coordinator/linebackers coach. He began his coaching career at his alma mater of Vanderbilt, working in various capacities on defense (2014-18). A four-time All-SEC linebacker during his playing career, Marve posted 397 career tackles and 30.0 tackles for loss. A two-time team captain, he played for current Tech head coach Brent Pry who served as codefensive coordinator/linebackers coach for the Commodores. STU HOLT SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR/ASST. HEAD COACH – OFFENSE/RUNNING BACKS Holt spent three seasons as the special teams coordinator/tight ends coach at Louisville (2019-21). Holt served as special teams coordinator/running backs coach at Appalachian State (2015-18), where the Mountaineers won three straight Sun Belt championships, made four consecutive bowl appearances and boasted an individual 1,000-yard rusher all four of his seasons. His special teams unit at South Florida was ranked No. 3 in the nation by ESPN Stats & Info in 2013. Holt also boasts previous coaching experience at Western Kentucky, Tennessee State, BethuneCookman and Western Carolina. BRAD GLENN PASS GAME COORDINATOR/ QUARTERBACKS Glenn owns a reputation for developing record-setting passers at virtually every stop of his collegiate coaching career. He came to Tech following a three-year run as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Georgia State (2019-21). Under his direction, Appalachian State QB Armanti Edwards was a two-time winner of the Walter Payton Award and became the first quarterback in NCAA history to pass for over 10,000 yards and run for over 4,000 yards in his collegiate career. Glenn also enjoyed a seven-year stint as associate head coach/offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Western Carolina (2012-18). JOE RUDOLPH RUN GAME COORDINATOR/ OFFENSIVE LINE Rudolph arrived at Tech after spending seven seasons serving as associate head coach/offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at Wisconsin (2015-21), where he helped orchestrate one of the nation’s most potent rushing offenses. Prior to a stint as offensive coordinator/tight ends coach at Pitt (2012-14), he coached tight ends at Wisconsin (2008-11) and Nebraska (2007). Rudolph served as an offensive lineman on head coach Barry Alvarez’s squads that helped revitalize the Badgers’ program by winning the 1993 Big Ten championship and the 1994 Rose Bowl. He later played in the NFL with Philadelphia and San Francisco. DEREK JONES DEFENSIVE RECRUITING COORDINATOR/ CORNERBACKS Jones joined the Hokies after serving as associate head coach and co-defensive coordinator at Texas Tech (2020-21). He enjoyed a 12-year stint working under David Cutcliffe at Duke, serving as associate head GET TO KNOW THE COACHING STAFF!