School activities

Former Virginia Tech offensive coordinator named director of high school activities

CLIFTON FORGE, Va. (WDBJ) — The Alleghany County and City of Covington school boards announced Thursday that former Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring has been named the schools’ next director of operations. Alleghany County Public Schools and Alleghany Highlands Public Schools.

The appointment was approved Wednesday at a joint meeting between the two school boards and follows the merger of Alleghany County and Covington City Public Schools on July 1.

“I’m extremely excited about this opportunity. This community has always been my home and the foundation for everything I’ve had the chance to do. I hope to have as much of an impact on this community as he has. on me,” Stinespring said.

Stinespring, who hails from Clifton Forge, spent 26 years on Frank Beamer’s coaching staff at Virginia Tech, including 11 years as offensive coordinator from 2002 to 2012. After Beamer’s retirement in 2015, Stinespring has spent two seasons at JMU, which hosted back-to-back FCS national title matches in 2016 and 2017.

The county says Stinespring will manage the athletic program and play a vital role in finding the first football coach for the joint high school in the fall of 2023.

Stinespring will begin as Alleghany County operations director on April 15.

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