Former Penn State DC Brent Pry explains why he chose to go to Virginia Tech
Brent Pry is starting to get settled in at Virginia Tech at his 1st ACC media day. One of the questions he was asked was about why he decided to leave Penn State and pursue the Virginia Tech head coaching vacancy per Isaac Trotter of 247Sports.
Pry was with Penn State as its DC/LB coach since 2013. During his time in Happy Valley, he got to coach and develop the likes of Micah Parsons, Arnold Ebiketie, and Yetur Gross-Matos. Pry is returning to Blacksburg after working there as a defensive graduate assistant from 1995-1997.
He stated that what drew him to Virginia Tech was the community around Blacksburg.
“It’s a great question,” said Pry. “What is it about Virginia Tech? It’s a special place. It’s not for everybody, but it was definitely for me. It was for these guys. It’s a genuine place. Didn’t have to pretend to be somebody wasn’t. We’re going to do a great job of recruiting young men and families that identify with Virginia Tech and what’s unique to us. We’ve got a great degree. We’ve got a great relationship with our community. We’ve got an unbelievable game day environment. We’re a blue-collar outfit. What you see is what you get. We’re relationship-based.”
You can watch Pry’s 1st game as a HC on Sept. 2 as Virginia Tech takes on Old Dominion at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU.