Emory & Henry set to introduce Curt Newsome as football coach

Emory & Henry has called a press conference for Friday at 2 p.m. to introduce its next football coach. News 5 WCYB has learned that Curt Newsome has been hired to take over the Wasps' program.

The Emory & Henry Sports Information Department will not confirm or deny this report.

Newsome is coming from James Madison University where he has served as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach this past season. It was his second stint with the Dukes. He was also part of the 2004 National Championship team.

Newsome is also a former Virginia Tech assistant, spending seven seasons with the Hokies.

A Newport News, Va. native, Newsome is a 1982 Emory & Henry graduate.

The press conference is Friday at 2 p.m. on campus.

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