RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Friday Night Blitz coaching news, Radford High School Athletic Director Greg Wade said Wednesday they hired Michael Crist as the Bobcats next head football coach. Crist comes to Radford after 8 seasons as the head coach at Virginia High in Bristol. Crist has strong New River Valley ties. Crist’s dad Dave was the head football coach at Blacksburg for 40 seasons. Michael was an assistant under his dad at Blacksburg as well as being an assistant as Brookville and Amherst County. Coach Crist replaces Matthew Saunders after 14 seasons as head coach.