Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Jamerson Athletic Center
25 Beamer Way
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Job responsibilities: Helms serves as the sport administrator for the Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field, Softball, Men’s Soccer and Wrestling programs. He also oversees the Information Technology area within the athletics department, and he serves as the liaison between the Athletics Department and the University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Joined VT Athletics Staff (full time): 1999
At Virginia Tech: Before moving into his current role within the department in 2008, Helms served as the Director of Student-Athlete Academic Support Services (SAASS) at Tech. In addition to his duties directing SAASS, he served as a liaison between the academic and athletic communities and is an ad hoc member of the University Athletic Committee. Helms came to Tech from Michigan State University, where he served as the assistant director of the Student-Athlete Support Services office. Prior to that, he served as the coordinator of academic affairs for the Florida State University football program. He also worked in an academic advising capacity for student-athletes at Central Connecticut State University.
Education: Wake Forest, 1990 (B.A. Psychology), Springfield (Mass.) College, 1993 (M. Ed. Athletic Counseling)
Of Note: Helms has provided service to the NCAA, Conference and University on numerous committees including, NCAA Progress Toward Degree Waiver Committee, NCAA Softball Committee, ACC Wrestling Committee, ACC Softball Committee, ACC Track and Field & Cross Country Committee, VT Diversity and Inclusion Cross Divisional Work Group, Summit on Student Athletics Success Planning Committee, Vice President, Blacksburg Sports Club
Personal: A native of Frederick, MD., Helms and his wife, Renee, have a son, Walker, and a daughter, Meigs.