How does a college football program reinvent itself? How does it go from a middling regional independent—a school without a bowl victory until 1986—to a national title contender in 1999? How, in the wide, wide, world of sports, does something like that happen? That is the question author Chris Colston answers, in entertaining fashion, with his eight-volume series, GO TECH GO: THE INSIDE STORY BEHIND THE RISE OF VIRGINIA TECH FOOTBALL. Colston worked in the Virginia Tech Athletics Department from 1985-96 as editor of The Hokie Huddler, and went on to cover the MLB, NFL, and NBA as an award-winning reporter for Sports Weekly and USA TODAY. "Why should you care what Chris Colston thinks? Because outside that locker room, there might not be anybody who knows that team better," wrote the Roanoke Times in 2012. "Colston isn't just a Tech graduate; he's a Tech expert, a Tech historian. A Tech lifer." Colston offers a unique perspective on how Virginia Tech rose to national prominence, building an intense fan base along the way.He offers a unique perspective on how Virginia Tech rose to national prominence, building an intense fan base along the way. To order, click on each cover below.
Limited collector's copies of the HFA (2010-12) are available; to purchase, contact Chris.
Chris also wrote Frank Beamer's first autobiography (TURN UP THE WICK), a coffee table book for Whitman titled THE VIRGINIA TECH VAULT, a collection of Hokie stories titled TALES FROM THE VIRGINIA TECH SIDELINE, and the HOKIES HANDBOOK.