Fuente issued a statement regarding his departure Tuesday morning.
"We leave Blacksburg with many great memories, but above all else, our family cherishes the many relationships that have been established and that will always endure. To all those players, coaches, and staff who are still fighting on, know that the Fuente family is always cheering for you." Fuente said.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) — Virginia Tech and head coach Justin Fuente have "mutually agreed to part ways," the university announced Tuesday morning.
Director of Athletics Whit Babcock made the announcement. Babcock says a national search is underway for Fuente's replacement.
"We sincerely appreciate the contributions that Coach Fuente made to our football program and the positive impact he made on our student-athletes during his time at Virginia Tech," Babcock said.
"While it is never easy to make a change, I believe in order for our football program to attain the type of sustained success that is expected at Virginia Tech, the time was right for new leadership of our football program," Babcock said.
In the interim, J.C. Price will serve as head coach for the remainder of the 2021 season.
Fuente compiled a 43-31 record in six seasons at Tech.
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