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BLACKSBURG (WTVR) – Billy Hite, the longest tenured assistant with the Virginia Tech football program is ending his run with the team.

Sources confirmed to CBS 6 Sports that Hite, who joined as an assistant under former head coach Bill Dooley back in 1978, will take a new position with the school’s alumni office.

Hite was a star running back at North Carolina, and after spending three years on the Tar Heels staff, came to Blacksburg in 1978, some nine years before Frank Beamer was named head coach. During his generation with the Hokies, Hite has helped develop 30 players who have gone on to play in the NFL.

He was on the sidelines for 397 consecutive games, a run that ended in 2010. Over the last couple of seasons, he has served as a special assistant and senior advisor to Beamer. Hite also coached in 21 bowl games.