Virginia Tech Athletics Department
675 Washington St., SW
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Responsibilities: Short works with Mike Gentry and Jarrett Ferguson to design and implement the strength and conditioning program for the Virginia Tech football team. He assists with the daily operations of the football strength and conditioning program.
Joined VT Staff: 2006
Prior to Virginia Tech: Short came to Virginia Tech after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of South Florida from 2003-2006. He was in charge of the strength and conditioning programs for the South Florida men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and tennis teams.
Short started his career in strength and conditioning as a graduate assistant from 2001-03.
Education: Virginia Tech, 2001 (B.A. in sociology); Virginia Tech, 2003 (master’s in physical education).
Of Note: Short came to Tech as a football player and took a redshirt season during the 1995 season. He saw limited action as a redshirt freshman, but lettered his final three seasons rom 1997-99. He started his final two seasons at Tech as a center, and following the 1999 season, Short earned second-team All-BIG EAST Conference honors.
Short’s final collegiate game came in the 2000 Sugar Bowl, which was the national championship game against Florida State. The Hokies dropped a 46-29 decision to the Seminoles. Short still holds the 40-yard dash record for a Tech center at 4.81 seconds.
Personal: A native of Ashland, Va., Short enjoys golfing, fishing and incredibly long and grueling workouts on elliptical machines in Virginia Tech’s Merryman Center. He lives in Christiansburg, Va.