Justin Fuente is an American personality currently working as a football coach and has remained a former player. He was the football head coach of Virginia Tech and also earned the honor of ACC Coach of the Year. Fuente was also the head coach of football at the University of Memphis and managed the responsibility of an assistant at Texas Christian University. After giving six seasons with Virginia Tech, the team management decided to replace him so he won’t be serving for the post anymore.
He has also worked as an assistant at Illinois State University. He has gained the experience of coaching some of the qualifying quarterbacks including three-time pro bowler named Andy Dalton, Paxton Lynch (who was picked in the first-round draft), and Jerod Evans (who plays for Arena Football as a quarterback).
Justin Fuente was born on 30th July 1976 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jim and Lynn are the names of his parents and he attended Union High School in Tulsa for basic school education. Justin was a quarterback during his high school as well college education. He went to the University of Oklahoma before getting transferred to Murray State University after he completed his redshirt sophomore season. Fuente remained a great player during his junior or senior or sophomore years.
Justin Fuente Career
Justin went to Union High School in Tulsa where he completed his season with almost 6,104 yards and 65 touchdowns. In the year 1994, he led the state score for both passing yards and touchdown passes. In May 2000, Fuente made his first contract with the Wranglers as their third-string quarterback but seeing the limited actions in the season 2000 and 2001, he left the team in May 2001 and pursued his college coaching position at Illinois State University.
The time when Fuente began his career in 2001, he started his work under coach Denver Johnson. He played for Johnson when he was an assistant coach at Oklahoma and the head coach at Murray State. While being in the same position, after three years, Fuente was promoted to a senior position as offensive coordinator where he served his position through 2006. After this position, he accepted another position of running back coach at TCU.
At TCU, he was promoted as co-offensive coordinator in 2009 where helped various players to attain the goal of their life and became the ones who they are today. Some of those examples included Andy Dalton. Fuente led Horned Frogs to an undefeated season and won the Rose Bowl in 2011. Fuente made a contract with Virginia Tech for the position of being the head coach on 29th November 2015. That time, he replaced the retiring coach Frank Beamer. Later, Virginia Tech and Fuente both agreed on extending the contract through 2023.
Justin Fuente Biography
|Real Name||Justin James Fuente|
|Birth Date||30 July 1976|
|Age (as of 2021)||45 Years|
|Birth Place||Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States|
|Height||in feet inches –6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 187 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 102 kg – in Pounds – 225 lbs|
|Shoe Size||14 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|School||Union High School|
|College||Murray State University|
|Who is his wife?||Jenny Fuente|
|Children||Caroline Fuente, Charlotte Fuente, Cecilia Fuente|
The coach Fuente is married to his wife named Jenny Fuente. In one of her interviews, Jenny disclosed that she and the coach Justin were both close to many assistant coaches and staff who were all known to them for many years. One of the assistant coaches named Galen Scott made both of them meet together. That time, Jenny was an athlete and the coach Scott was a year ahead of her. She was in grad school working with her volleyball team. Justin Fuente and Galen were coaching together when Jenny met Justin. It was through Galen they met each other and since then they became known personalities. Later they got married in 2005 and currently, they together share three children as girls.
Justin Fuente Net Worth
Justin Fuente possesses a net worth of around $5 million. In 2017, he made an extension contract with Virginia Tech and got an annual salary upward of $4 million with a buyout starting at $15 million. In the year 2020, he made a net worth of around $4.25 million that further made him get into the list of richest coaches in the commonwealth. Justin has worked as an assistant or head coach. He was the head coach of various quarterbacks including Andy Dalton who was a three-time Pro Bowler.
- He attained statewide recognition and got himself named as Player of the Year by “Tulsa World” and All-State Offensive Player of the Year by “The Oklahoman”.
- He got himself recruited by numerous schools including a few of the famous names like Tulsa, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma. But, he got himself registered or committed with Oklahoma under the coaching of Howard Schnellenberger in February 1995.
- Following his playing career, Fuente began his coaching career with Illinois State University while working as a quarterbacks coach in 2001.
- He won the title of ACC Coach of the Year 2016.