Coach and Former Player
Austin is a Virginia Tech graduate and member of the Hokies football team from 2016-2020. While he arrived in Blacksburg as a preferred walk on, Austin's hardwork and determination earned him a scholarship in 2019. Austin decided to forgo an extra season with the Hokies in 2021 to pursue his calling as a football coach. He currently is the offensive line coach for the Hanover High School Hawks in his native Mechanicsville, VA.
Aug. 6, 2021
We're joined by former Virginia Tech Hokies offensive lineman, current assistant coach for the Hanover High School Hawks, and Mechanicsville native Austin Cannon (@Cannon_Ball52). Austin talks about his new gig as a coach, shares some great Hokies Football stories, confirms the greatness of the TOTS rail, and shares his perspective and experience on athletes' mental health.