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Innovative former Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver passes away

Innovative former Virginia Tech AD Jim Weaver passes away

Jim Weaver, the visionary of all of Virginia Tech's major athletic upgrades over the past two decades, is gone, but he leaves a legacy that won't soon be forgotten. Weaver, who served as Tech's athletic director from 1997-2013, died Thursday morning in his Blacksburg home after a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 70 years old. An accomplished former coach, businessman and administrator who was Tech's AD through an unprecedented period of success and growth for the department, Weaver continued his active duties as Tech's AD for nine years after being diagnosed in 2004 with Parkinson’s. “I greatly appreciate what Jim Weaver meant...

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