Renfro named assistant coach at Virginia Tech

Renfro named assistant coach at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG – Head coach Mike Brizendine announced the addition of assistant coach Kyle Renfro to the Virginia Tech men’s soccer program on Monday.


Renfro, a 2013 graduate of Virginia Tech, returns to Blacksburg after a five-season stint as an assistant coach at Duke. With the Blue Devils, he worked with goalkeepers and oversaw the program’s recruiting efforts. 


While Renfro directed the goalkeeper unit, Duke’s Will Pulisic, Eliot Hamill and Julian Eyestone went on to have All-ACC seasons. Pulisic was a two-time All-ACC selection, while Hamill had an All-American 2022 campaign that saw him garner the ACC Goalkeeper of Year award. In 2023, Eyestone burst onto the scene with an All-ACC second team rookie season before making the jump to the professional ranks in December.


Renfro served in a volunteer assistant role at Virginia Tech during the 2018 season, in a year that saw the Hokies reach the ‘Sweet 16’ while holding a ranking as high as 14th in the country. The Hokies’ net was protected by Mathijs Swaneveld in 2018, who led the ACC in saves per game, finished second in save percentage and recorded five shutouts. 


Prior to his season at Tech, Renfro was an assistant at Winthrop in 2017.


While representing the Hokies as a player, Renfro made 63 starts over four seasons. Ranking fourth all-time in both saves and shutouts, the Brookeville, Va. native capped off his career with an All-ACC first team campaign in 2013. In one of his most notable performances, Renfro kept a clean sheet as Tech defeated No. 1 North Carolina, 1-0, at Thompson Field in 2011. The win served as the first of three victories so far over top-ranked opponents under Brizendine.


Following his career at Virginia Tech, Renfro spent time at the professional level with USL sides Charlotte Eagles and Charlotte Independence.


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