EMORY, Va. — Emory & Henry announced on Friday that Curt Newsome has been named the Wasps 20th head football coach.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be the next football coach at Emory & Henry,” Newsome said. “I got my start in coaching in Southwest Virginia and it feels great to be coming home. Emory people know what Emory means and I am excited about getting the alumni involved in the program and to begin working with the coaches on recruiting.”
Newsome is a 1982 graduate of E&H and returns to his alma Mater with 15 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience.
This past season he served as assistant head coach and offensive line coach at James Madison University. Newsome also spent seven years as offensive line coach at Virginia Tech helping the Hokies to a trio of Atlantic Coast Conference championships, seven bowl games and a victory in the 2009 Orange Bowl.
“Southwest Virginia is critical to our success,” added Newsome. “We have to recruit the talent that lies right outside our back door. We have to be very visible in a three-hour radius and then reach out to other parts of the state and region.”
Newsome got his start in coaching at the recently closed Ervinton High School where he was the Lonesome Pine District coach of the year in 1984. A native of Newport News, he coached 11 years at Kecoughtan High School in Hampton and at Heritage High School in Newport News. He was named the Associated Press and VHSL Virginia state coach of the year in 1998.