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Virginia Tech's Justin Fuente agrees to extension through '23

Virginia Tech football coach Justin Fuente has agreed to a contract extension through the 2023 season, the school announced Monday.

Fuente was named head coach on Nov. 29, 2015, replacing Frank Beamer, who announced he would retire at the end of that season.

"My family feels incredibly blessed that I'm able to work at Virginia Tech and we're able call Blacksburg our home," Fuente said in a statement. "I'm excited that we'll continue the work that we've begun at Virginia Tech for many years to come."

In his first season with the Hokies, Fuente reached the ACC championship game, losing 42-35 to Clemson. Virginia Tech (10-4) finished 16th in the AP poll and 22nd in the College Football Playoff rankings.

The Hokies went on to win the Belk Bowl, overcoming a 24-point halftime deficit to beat Arkansas, 35-24.

"Coach Fuente has exceeded our expectations in terms of how well he and his staff have embraced the winning tradition established by Coach Beamer at Virginia Tech, while adding their own distinct touches to enhance the legacy of our program," Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said.

Fuente spent four seasons with Memphis. In 2014, after leading the Tigers to their first conference championship since 1971 and the most wins in Memphis history over a two-year period, Fuente was the unanimous selection as American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.