Inside HOKIE SPORTS | Vol. 14 No. 4 | February 2022 13 coach in 2018-19. He worked in various capacities with the Blue Devils’ defensive backs and spent 10 seasons as assistant special teams coordinator from 2008-17. He and Tech head coach Brent Pry previously coached together at Memphis, helping the Tigers to a bowl berth in 2007. He also enjoyed coaching stints at Tulsa and Murray State. A team captain and All-SEC performer at Ole Miss, Jones played professionally in the CFL. FONTEL MINES OFFENSIVE RECRUITING COORDINATOR/ WIDE RECEIVERS COACH Mines has recruited the Commonwealth of Virginia extensively throughout his career during previous coaching stops at Old Dominion, Richmond, James Madison and East Carolina. The Richmond native played in 39 career games at the University of Virginia, catching 68 passes for 737 yards with five TDs. He later signed with the NFL’s Chicago Bears. He has coached in a total of 15 combined bowl games and FCS Playoff Games, including the 2017 FCS National Championship Game with James Madison. PIERSON PRIOLEAU SAFETIES COACH Prioleau returned to Virginia Tech in 2019 as director of player development – defense and was promoted to safeties coach in December 2021. A team captain for Frank Beamer, Prioleau played an integral role in helping Tech establish itself as a national football power in the 1990s. The Alvin, South Carolina native enjoyed a 12-year NFL career and earned a Super Bowl XLIV ring with the New Orleans Saints. Inducted as part of the ACC Football Legends Class of 2012, he was selected by San Francisco in the 1999 NFL Draft and played in 160 career regular season NFL games. SHAWN QUINN SAM LINEBACKERS/ NICKELS COACH Quinn joined Tech’s staff after previously working with head coach Brent Pry at both Georgia Southern (2010) and LouisianaLafayette (2002-06). Quinn served as head coach at Savannah State (2019-21), posting a 16-6 record. His squad went 8-2 in 2021, the program’s most victories in 26 years as the Tigers finished eighth in NCAA Division II in total defense (249.8 ypg). He also owns previous experience as a defensive coordinator at Tennessee Tech, Western Carolina and Georgia Southern, in addition to coaching defensive ends at LSU in 2008. WITH THE COACHES! CONNECT THE OFFICIAL KIDS’ CLUB OF VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETICS TO CHOOSE FROM Visit to join! ORANGE LEVEL: FREE MAROON LEVEL: $35 TWO PLANS COACH TWITTER HANDLE INSTAGRAM HANDLE Coach Pry CoachPryVT coach_pry Coach Price JCPrice59 jcprice59 Coach Bowen TylerBowen coachtbow Coach Marve Coach_Marve coachmarve Coach Holt CoachStuHolt Coach Glenn CoachBG_QB bgqb Coach Rudolph CoachJoeRudolph Coach Jones CoachDJCheetah 1coachdjcheetah Coach Mines Coach_Mines coach_mines Coach Prioleau CoachPrioleauVT Coach Quinn CoachShawnQuinn shawnquinn526