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Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus named Georgia Tech game Hokie Hero


   

1st Lt. Randy Coggin, U.S. Army, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2009 1st Lt. Randy Coggin, U.S. Army, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Class of 2009

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 4, 2012 – Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 1st Lt. Randy Coggin, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in economics from the College of Science and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2009 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Georgia Tech game.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by IMG College and sponsored by the University Bookstore, honors Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni who are currently deployed. Recipients of this honor are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during the radio broadcast of Virginia Tech football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, on the Corps of Cadets alumni website, and in the Corps Review magazine.

Coggin is currently stationed at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, as a member of the Army's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He is currently serving as a Security Force advisor to the Afghan National Army.

Coggin is from Warrenton, Va., and this is his first combat deployment. He is a Class of 2009 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and was the performance officer for the Highty-Tighties, the regimental band, and 3rd Battalion executive officer during his senior year.

He says he would like to send his love to his girlfriend Toni, family, and fellow classmates who are deployed around the world.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Below are the Hokie Heroes from the 2011-12 season.