Virginia Tech hires away UGA recruiter

Virginia Tech hires away UGA recruiter
July 29, 2014, 10:30 am
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Frank Beamer announced Monday that Thomas Guerry had been hired to fill the newly created position of director of high school relations for football.

Guerry has been with the University of Georgia football program for the last four years. Originally hired as an assistant to the director of football operations in 2010, he was promoted to football recruiting assistant in June 2011.

According to his profile on Georgia’s athletics website, Guerry helped coordinated all recruiting visits and maintained an online recruiting database. He was known as a top recruiter within the Georgia community.

Guerry will work under the newly hired director of player personnel for football, Chuck Cantor, to enhance Virginia Tech’s recruiting efforts. He will be responsible for communicating with high school football coaches and assist with both official and unofficial visits. He will also work to increase the team’s social media presence.

Coordination with high school coaches is critical for recruitment, making this new position an aggressive play by Virginia Tech to improve its recruiting process. Anytime you can hire away a big recruiter from a major SEC program, that's a big time hire for the Hokies.

Guerry is a native of Madison Miss. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA with a sport administration minor from Mississippi State. While in school, he served as a trainer for MSU’s football team from 2006-2008 and the manager and trainer of the men’s tennis team for four years.