Devin Carter joins Virginia Tech wrestling coaching staff

By Virginia Tech sports information | Jan. 10, 2019, 1:20 p.m. (ET)

BLACKSBURG – Head coach Tony Robie announced Thursday that Hokie legend Devin Carter has been added to the Virginia Tech coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.

Carter was a four-time ACC champion, a three-time All-American and a national finalist at 141 pounds for the Hokies in 2014. He's currently on track to earn his PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from Virginia Tech in May.

"We're excited that Devin's schedule will allow him to be in the room to help our team for the remainder of this season," Robie said. "His presence and the intensity that he brings to practice every day will be a huge benefit to our guys. Devin is without a doubt one of the toughest people that I've coached over the past two decades and we are fortunate to have him on staff."    

A native of Christiansburg, Carter re-wrote the record book at Virginia Tech. He won 121 career matches with 38 pins and became the school's first NCAA finalist when he advanced to the final match at the 2014 Championships. Carter was the first three-time All-American in program history and his 19 NCAA Championship wins are a school record. A two-time Academic All-America selection, Carter's .883 career winning percentage (121-16) ranks first in Tech history.

Carter is set to collect his fifth degree from Virginia Tech in May after earning his bachelor's in psychology in 2014, his master's in curriculum and instruction in 2015, his second Master's in industrial/organizational psychology in 2017 and his third master's in data analysis and applied statistics in 2018. He also serves on the coaching staff with the Southeast Regional Training Center.