It was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg, and has now been confirmed elsewhere: Virginia Tech will fill its open coaching vacancy with Tyrone Nix. In 2017, Nix was a senior analyst for Texas A&M; however, he’s spent time as a defensive coordinator, too. Nix was brought in to replace Galen Scott, who resigned in late-April after an extramarital affair was revealed on Twitter.
Sources: #VirginiaTech is filling its defensive staff vacancy with Tyrone Nix, the former defensive coordinator at Middle Tennessee, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Southern Miss. Official announcement later this week. Nix fills the spot vacated by Galen Scott, who resigned in April
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) June 13, 2018
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That’s not the only addition Virginia Tech made to its staff, though. Also this week: the Hokies added Mark Diethorn as director of player personnel. Diethorn replaces Chuck Cantor, who departed Blacksburg to join Dan Mullen’s first-year staff at Florida.
Diethorn is a 2007 graduate of Virginia Tech. Before he decided to return to his alma mater, Diethorn worked at Florida, and spent six seasons at Pittsburgh as a recruiting assistant and director of recruiting. According to Andy Bitter of The Roanoke Times: 14 players were drafted into the NFL that Diethorn helped recruit to Pitt.