REAL ESTATE

New Virginia Tech Coach Justin Fuente Selling His Memphis Home

  • Justin Fuente

    Justin Fuente  (2015 Wesley Hitt)

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Covered porch

    Covered porch

After signing on to be the new head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies football team, Justin Fuente has put his Memphis, TN, house up for sale. The 39-year-old coach has listed his home for $779,000.

Built in 2008, the five-bedroom brick home is located just nine miles from Beale Street. Fuente bought the house for $742,000 in early 2012, around the same time he signed on to coach the Memphis Tigers.

The 4,815-square-foot home features "real nail-down oak" flooring and cherrywood cabinetry, listing agent Joel Hobson says. Other features include 10-foot ceilings, a playroom, two indoor fireplaces, and an outdoor fireplace in the covered porch.

The master bathroom is a standout with its circular spa tub adjacent to a walk-in shower and his-and-her vanities and walk-in closets on either side.

Fuente, a red-hot coaching candidate, nabbed the job in Blacksburg, VA, right at the conclusion of college football's regular season. He's coming off a successful four-year run with the Tigers, leading the team to bowl appearances over the past two seasons. His coaching acumen earned him a six-year contract beginning with a salary of $3.2 million in 2016 -- nearly $2 million more than he made in 2014.