Brizendine tabs Kinney as Associate Head Coach

BLACKSBURG- The Virginia Tech men’s soccer program has announced Jeff Kinney as its Associate Head Coach. Kinney has spent the past five seasons as an assistant on Mike Brizendine’s staff.

“I’m grateful for Jeff’s commitment and hard work for this program,” said Mike Brizendine. “This promotion is well deserved as he has assisted me in all aspects and helped me get this program back to where we think it belongs, competing at the highest levels.”

Throughout his Tech career, Kinney has been directly responsible for all facets of the program including; recruiting, managing the budget, training sessions and scheduling.

He also works closely with student-athletes in the classroom, helping them achieve academic success. In his time in Blacksburg, the program has been honored with the NSCAA Team Academic Award five times. Kinney also started a continuous learning leadership program for assistant coaches across the athletic department to receive training to help them with their career aspirations.

In 2016, he helped to guide the Hokies to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament and a No. 8 NSCAA final ranking. The 2016 squad won 13 games and posted eight shutouts, the best marks since he joined the Tech staff.

During his time in Blacksburg, Kinney has helped develop four All-ACC selections and has seen two players from the program selected in the MLS Draft.

The seventeenth-ranked Hokies kick off their season on Friday, Aug. 25 against the No. 14 Creighton Bluejays in Omaha, Nebraska.

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