Lechtenberg joins Tech football program as director of player development – VT hokiesports.com

BLACKSBURG – Head coach Justin Fuente announced Thursday that Adam Lechtenberg has joined the Virginia Tech staff as director of player development. In that role, the Butte, Nebraska native will work closely with Fuente, Senior Director of Football Operations Danielle Bartelstein and the entire Hokies’ football staff.


“Adam brings a diverse skill set to Blacksburg that will benefit our program and our student-athletes,” Fuente said. “I’ve worked with Adam dating back to our days on Gary Patterson’s staff at TCU. He knows the expectations that I have for our program and our student-athletes. Adam has a deep appreciation for the attention to detail it takes for a program to be successful at this level. We’re excited that he’s joining our team at Virginia Tech.”


During his tenure working with Fuente at Memphis from 2012-15, Lechtenberg served as director of player personnel, and he managed many aspects of the evaluation and recruiting process. In addition, he acted as a liaison between the football program and academics, admissions and housing, while overseeing the Tigers’ walk-on program that made a substantial impact on the on-field turnaround at Memphis under Fuente. In total, 11 of his walk-ons eventually earned scholarships at Memphis, while 23 made major contributions.


Lechtenberg spent the 2016 season as passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach at the University of Tennesee at Martin. In addition to his on-field coaching duties, his recruiting territory included Alabama, Tennessee and junior colleges.


A former football student-athlete at the University of Nebraska, he began his coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant working with Fuente from 2007-09. He spent the 2010-11 seasons as co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Central Connecticut State.


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