Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Jamerson Athletic Center
25 Beamer Way
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Responsibilities: Cantor oversees all aspects of the football recruiting process – from official and unofficial visits to academic eligibility of prospects to social media and camps.
Joined VT Athletics Staff: 2014
Prior to Virginia Tech: Cantor came to Virginia Tech following a year at Temple University as the coordinator of external operations/on-campus recruiting coordinator. While there, he helped coordinate all prospect visits, helped oversee communication processes, kept up with prospect academic eligibility and coordinated the advance identification of potential student-athletes for the Owls.
Cantor worked at LIU-C.W. Post as the receivers coach in 2013, and prior to that, he worked as an offensive graduate assistant at Middle Tennessee State in 2012. From 2008-11, he worked with current Georgia head coach Mark Richt as an assistant athletic recruiting coordinator. While at Georgia, Cantor spearheaded the day-to-day recruiting coordination and was an integral part of the recruiting efforts that landed Georgia’s “Dream Team” recruiting class of 2011 considered by many to be the top recruiting class in the country. He also played a big role in coordinating parts of the Mark Richt Football Camp.
In 2007, Cantor served as a recruiting assistant at Rutgers under then-head coach Greg Schiano for a year. Prior to that, he worked at his alma mater – Florida State – as a graduate assistant.
Education: Florida State, 2006 (B.A. in social science education and sport management); Florida State, 2011 (master’s degree in sport management).
Of Note: Cantor started his career as a volunteer student manager at Florida State in 2002, working for then-head coach Bobby Bowden. He became a full-time student manager in 2003, and he coached the Bobby Bowden Football Camp from 2003-06. In 2004, he worked as a student assistant with the tight ends and then added the quarterbacks to his duties the following year.
Personal: Cantor is a native of New Hyde Park, New York.