June 3, 2009
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver has been named the winner of the 2009 John L. Toner Award presented annually by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF).
The Toner Award is given each year to a director of athletics who has demonstrated superior administrative abilities and shown outstanding dedication to college athletics and particularly college football. The announcement was made Wednesday by Archie Manning, chairman of the NFF.
Weaver is completing his 12th year as Tech’s director of athletics. During those 12 years, he has been a tireless leader on behalf of Tech athletics, earning praise for his emphasis on projects benefiting student-athletes, his commitment to the continued improvement of Tech’s facilities and for presiding over Tech’s move into the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Weaver will accept his award along with other major award winners at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 8, 2009, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Also that evening, the NFF will recognize the National Scholar-Athlete class (announced in the fall); award the Draddy Trophy, presented by HealthSouth; and induct the 2009 Football Bowl Subdivision College Football Hall of Fame Class.