The worst-kept secret in coaching changes was quietly announced last weekend: former Hokies offensive line coach Curt Newsome has returned to James Madison. His first official day back was last Friday.
He’ll be the Dukes’ assistant head coach and offensive line coach for Mickey Matthews. Newsome, who spent seven years at Virginia Tech, previously worked at James Madison from 1999-2005 and was a member of the staff that won the 2004 Division I-AA National Championship.
He has 14 years of college coaching experience, having spent time before that as a high school coach at Phoebus, Ervinton, Kecoughton and Heritage.
Newsome was replaced at Virginia Tech by Jeff Grimes last month as part of an overhaul to the Hokies’ offensive staff.