Virginia Tech hires experienced assistant Tyrone Nix to coach safeties


Virginia Tech filled the vacancy on its defensive coaching staff on Thursday by hiring former Middle Tennessee, South Carolina and Ole Miss defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix, according to a report from Brett McMurphy.

The opening was created when co-defensive coordinator Galen Scott resigned last month in light of an extramarital affair. Nix will be tasked with coaching safeties for the Hokies and should be a valuable addition to defensive coordinator Bud Foster’s staff.

Nix was most recently a defensive analyst for Texas A&M. However, prior to taking that position, he had been at least a co-defensive coordinator for the previous 16 years at those three aforementioned programs and his alma mater, Southern Miss.

Considering that he’s only 45 years old, that’s an incredible amount of experience Nix is bringing to the table. In fact, Nix is already entering his 24th season as a collegiate assistant after getting his start at Southern Miss in 1995.

Nix played linebacker at Southern Miss after enjoying a standout prep career at Etowah High School in Attalla, Alabama. His brother, Derrick Nix, is also a former Southern Miss star and is currently the running backs coach at Ole Miss, having also previously coached in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons.

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