Bud Foster Surfing Claytor Lake

When Virginia Tech Defensive Coach Bud Foster isnt leading one of top defenses in the country he enjoys spending time at Claytor Lake wakeboarding and fishing.

Regarded as one of the top defensive minds in the game, Bud Foster enters his 28th season at Virginia Tech. The 2006 Broyles Award winner has helped mold nationally ranked defenses on a yearly basis during his 19 years as a coordinator.

Personal
Born: 7/28/59, Somerset, KY
Hometown: Nokomis, Ill.
Wife: former Jacqueline Travis
Children: Amy, Grant, Hillary

Social Media
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/VTbudfoster
Twitter https://twitter.com/coachfostervt
Website http://www.lunchpaildefense.com
Email bud@lunchpaildefense.com

Education
High School: Nokomis (Ill.) High School (1977)
College: Murray State University (1981)

Playing Experience
Murray State (1977-80)

Coaching Experience
1981-82 Murray State (graduate assistant)
1983-85 Murray State (outside linebackers)
1986 Murray State (linebackers/special teams)
1987 Virginia Tech (inside linebackers)
1988-92 Virginia Tech (outside linebackers)
1993 Virginia Tech (linebackers/special teams)
1994 Virginia Tech (inside backers/special teams)
1995- Virginia Tech (defensive coordinator/inside linebackers/special teams)

Bowl/Playoff Experience
Player
1979 Division I-AA Playoffs (Murray State, semifinals)
Coach
1986 Division I-AA Playoffs (Murray State, quarterfinals)
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 (Virginia Tech vs UCLA)

Foster, who was a finalist three previous times (1999, 2001, 2005) for the award given to the nation’s top assistant football coach, has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of the nation’s most respected defensive coaches while serving on Frank Beamer’s football staff at Tech.
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Bud Foster FLIPS over his Defense!

Bud Foster Surfing Claytor Lake

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