Tight Ends Coach
Bryan Stinespring, an integral member of the Virginia Tech staff as both a coach and recruiter, is in his third season as recruiting coordinator at Virginia Tech while also overseeing the tight ends.
Born: 10/12/63, Clifton Forge, Va.
Hometown: Clifton Forge, Va.
Wife: former Shelley Franklin
Children: Daniel, Caroline, Olivia, Ella
High School: Clifton Forge HS (1982)
College: James Madison University (1986)
Postgraduate: Virginia Tech (1992)
|1986-88||Lexington High School|
|1989||Patrick Henry High School|
|1990-91||Virginia Tech (graduate assistant)|
|1992||Virginia Tech (director of sports programs)|
|1993||Virginia Tech (tight ends/assistant offensive line)|
|1994-97||Virginia Tech (tight ends/assistant offensive line/recruiting coordinator)|
|1998-00||Virginia Tech (offensive line/recruiting coordinator)|
|2001||Virginia Tech (assistant head coach/OL/recruiting)|
|2002-05||Virginia Tech (offensive coordinator/offensive line)|
|2006-10||Virginia Tech (offensive coordinator/tight ends)|
|2011-12||Virginia Tech (offensive coordinator/tight ends/tackles)|
|2013-||Virginia Tech (recruiting coordinator/tight ends)|
|1993||Independence (Virginia Tech vs. Indiana)|
|1994||Gator (Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee)|
|1995||Sugar (Virginia Tech vs. Texas)|
|1996||Orange (Virginia Tech vs. Nebraska)|
|1997||Gator (Virginia Tech vs. North Carolina)|
|1998||Music City (Virginia Tech vs. Alabama)|
|1999||Sugar (Virginia Tech vs. Florida State)|
|2000||Gator (Virginia Tech vs. Clemson)|
|2001||Gator (Virginia Tech vs. Florida State)|
|2002||San Francisco (Virginia Tech vs. Air Force)|
|2003||Insight (Virginia Tech vs. California)|
|2004||Sugar (Virginia Tech vs. Auburn)|
|2005||Gator (Virginia Tech vs. Louisville)|
|2006||Chick-fil-A (Virginia Tech vs. Georgia)|
|2007||Orange (Virginia Tech vs. Kansas)|
|2008||Orange (Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati)|
|2009||Chick-fil-A (Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee)|
|2010||Orange (Virginia Tech vs. Stanford)|
|2011||Sugar (Virginia Tech vs. Michigan)|
|2012||Russell Athletic (Virginia Tech vs. Rutgers)|
|2013||Sun (vs. UCLA)|
|2014||Military (vs. Cincinnati)|
Stinespring was Tech’s offensive coordinator from December 2001 through the end of the 2012 season.
The 2015 season marks Stinespring’s 23rd year as a full-time coach on Frank Beamer’s staff at Tech. In 2006, he returned to coaching the tight ends after eight seasons as the offensive line coach.
Last season, redshirt freshman Bucky Hodges flourished under Stinespring’s tutelage, setting a new school record for touchdown catches in a season by a tight end. The tight end combination of Hodges and Ryan Malleck combined to catch 69 passes for 721 yards and nine touchdowns.
During his time as the offensive line coach, one of Stinespring’s star pupils, center Jake Grove, won the 2003 Rimington Trophy and became the university’s third unanimous All-American. He was the first center taken in the 2004 NFL Draft.
In 2011, junior tailback David Wilson broke the school’s single-season rushing record en route to ACC Player of the Year honors and becoming an NFL first-round draft pick. His offense also featured the top two receivers in school history and Jacobs Blocking Trophy recipient Blake DeChristopher at tackle.
In 2010, Stinespring’s offense flourished and was led by ACC Player of the Year Tyrod Taylor who quarterbacked the Hokies to an ACC title. In 2009, Ryan Williams led a rushing offense that ranked 14th in the country; and, in 2007, Stinespring had four players from his offense taken in the NFL Draft, including offensive tackle Duane Brown in the first round. In 2005, three of his linemen were named to the All-ACC team with two of them earning first-team honors.
Stinespring took over the offensive line duties in the spring of 1998 and helped mold Tech’s young line into a unit that showed steady improvement during the ‘98 season. Two members of that line – tackle Derek Smith and guard Dwight Vick – went on to sign with NFL teams.
In 1999 and 2000, the offensive line helped clear the way as the Hokies set new BIG EAST rushing marks in back-to-back seasons. Center Keith Short, guard Matt Lehr and tackle Dave Kadela all earned second-team All-BIG EAST honors in ‘99. Lehr repeated as a second-team pick in 2000, while Kadela moved to first team. In 2002, tackle Anthony Davis earned all-conference honors as the offensive front cleared the way for record-setting tailbacks Lee Suggs and Kevin Jones, who combined for over 2,100 yards.
Prior to taking over the O-line duties, Stinespring coached Tech’s tight ends and assisted with the offensive line for five seasons. He was the Hokies’ recruiting coordinator for eight years (1994-2001) and continues to be instrumental in helping attract top high school talent to campus. In 2001, he served as Tech’s assistant head coach along with his other duties.
Stinespring initially joined the Tech staff in 1990 as a graduate assistant coach and spent two seasons in that capacity helping with the offensive line. After serving as the director of sports programs in 1992, he was elevated to a full-time coaching position prior to the 1993 season.
A native of Clifton Forge, Virginia, Stinespring was a walk-on player for James Madison University in the early 1980s. He is married to the former Shelley Franklin of Richmond, Virginia. Bryan and Shelley have a son, Daniel, twin daughters, Caroline and Olivia, and another daughter, Ella.