Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Merryman Athletic Center
165 Spring Rd.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Responsibilities: With help from Mike Gentry, Ferguson designs and implements the strength and conditioning program for the Virginia Tech football team.
Joined VT Staff: 2006
Prior to Virginia Tech: Ferguson worked as an intern in the strength and conditioning department from 2003-04. He then took a position in the strength and conditioning department at Ohio University as an assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2005. He moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., and worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of North Carolina in 2006. Following that year, he took a full-time position at Virginia Tech.
Education: Virginia Tech, 2002 (B.S. in physical education); Virginia Tech, 2003 (master’s in health promotions).
Of Note: Ferguson came to Virginia Tech in 1997 as a walk-on tailback out of Staunton River [Va.] High School. He took a redshirt year his first season and then was moved to fullback the following spring. He lettered all four years at Tech, and he also lettered two years as a member of the track and field team.
As a football player at Tech, one of Ferguson’s biggest claims to fame was catching the final touchdown pass of quarterback Michael Vick’s collegiate career. Ferguson hauled in a 23-yard scoring pass from Vick in the first quarter of the 2001 Gator Bowl, and he added a 5-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of that game, as the Hokies beat Clemson 41-20.
As a strength and conditioning director, Ferguson is certified by USA Weightlifting, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).
Personal: A native of Goodview, Va., Ferguson and his wife, Kimberly, live in Christiansburg with their three daughters – Jaelynn, Addison and Chloe.