Virginia Tech alum Win Sheridan makes $5 million pledge to football program

Dressing room redesign, renovation made possible by Hokies’ longtime donor

04/13/2022 10:00:00 a.m

BLACKBURG – Athletics Director of Virginia Tech Whit Babcock announced Wednesday that Virginia Tech graduate student and longtime benefactor Win Sheridan has pledged $5 million to the Virginia Tech football program. Sheridan’s generous gift will help fund a complete remodel and renovation of the Hokies’ locker rooms. Various design options and upgrades are currently being evaluated. Conceptual renders for the project will be shared at a later date once more details are finalized and approved.

“I am very excited about the leadership of the Virginia Tech football program under the direction of the head coach Brent Pry‘ said Sheridan. “Coach Pry was working under Coach Beamer when the Hokies really got on the national stage with a historic win in the 1995 Sugar Bowl, a win that helped lead Tech to the National Championship Game after the 1999 season. If our soccer program is successful, it raises the profile of our entire university. I was fortunate to fund the construction of the current locker room with some of my best friends and it is my real pleasure to transform this space to meet the needs of Coach Pry and our team for years to come. I am very proud of Virginia Tech and developing a place that means so much to me. It’s a great time to be a hokie!”

Sheridan co-founded Apex Systems, an IT services company, in 1995 with colleagues Brian Callaghan and Jeff Veatch. Apex Systems, which was acquired by ASGN Incorporated in 2012, had 2021 sales of $2.4 billion and employs approximately 30,000 people. Sheridan has been a director of ASGN Incorporated since 2012.

Sheridan was among the group that provided significant funding for Team United’s original locker room honoring Frank Beamer, built in 2009 as part of a $15 million expansion of the Jamerson Athletic Center. Sheridan was joined in this effort by Callaghan, Veatch and fellow tech Ted Hanson to fund the existing dressing room.

APEX Founders and Longtime Virginia Tech (LR) Benefactors: Ted Hanson, Win Sheridan, Jeff Veatch and Brian Callaghan.

“Win continues to be a great example of the tremendous impact our alumni can have on our overall success and in the lives of our student-athletes at Virginia Tech,” said Babcock. “Win has set a very high standard of goodwill and commitment to Tech Athletics over many years. The redesign and refurbishment of the football dressing room will be another key project to ensure we deliver a premium experience to our football team, in addition to remaining competitive with our peers in terms of player-centric spaces and recruitment. Win is creative and a great leader himself. He understands what it takes to be great. We appreciate him stepping up and investing in our momentum and future at this critical time.”

“Win has been exceptionally generous to his alma mater over the years,” said the Virginia Tech Football head coach Brent Pry called. “On behalf of everyone associated with Virginia Tech Football, I would like to personally thank Win for his continued support and especially his recent gift. Win’s investment in our dressing room project will have a positive impact on our football family. We greatly appreciate Win’s exemplary giving back to this university and his belief in the direction of our football program.”

“Win Sheridan and his Apex partners who helped fund the original construction of our locker room are great Virginia Tech success stories,” said Hall of Fame coach Frank Beamer. “More importantly, Win, Jeff, Brian and Ted are great people. They have all been wonderful supporters of Tech Football and other campus initiatives over the years. It didn’t surprise me at all that Win decided to give a generous gift to bring our dressing room up to today’s standards. I have treasured Win’s friendship and love for our alma mater over the years. Thank you Win for your recent contribution to Virginia Tech’s success.”

Investing in the future of Virginia Tech students is certainly not a new concept for Sheridan, who has contributed over $8 million to a variety of projects at his alma mater over the years. Virginia Tech’s Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was named in recognition of a combined $5 million commitment by Sheridan, Callaghan, Veatch and Hanson. Motivated by the simple vision of creating a university-wide platform for entrepreneurship, the Apex Systems Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is supported by alumni who are passionate about supporting student founders and setting the center on a rapid growth trajectory.

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