BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Former Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians is enjoying life in retirement. Since guiding Tampa Bay to a Super Bowl in 2021, the former Hokie isn’t staying too far away from football. Earlier this month, Arians was on the sidelines in Blacksburg adding to his already accomplished resume.

He’s been a quarterback, a head coach and a two-time Super Bowl champion. Now he can add “Virginia Tech Hall of Famer” to his accomplishments.

“It means the world. I’m very humbled. Especially in this class with Cam and Vince and the great players we’ve had,” Arians said. “All the great athletes, it’s just amazing to have so many guys that I’ve played with come back for it is really cool.”

The former Hokies QB directed the Buccaneers to victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV, becoming the first Virginia Tech alumnus to lift the Lombardi Trophy as a head coach. Since retiring from the NFL this year, Arians manages to stay around the game of football.

“It’s been fun. I still go to practice every day. Then I get a few rounds of golf in but it’s been great,” Arians said. “I get my fix going to practice every day, so that’s all I need.”

He’s watched the Hokies this season and despite their struggles, Arainas remains optimistic about the program under the direction of another Tech alum, Brent Pry.

“I love what we’re doing. I think we’re headed in the right direction. We’re a very young team, we’re learning how to play. We’re being ourselves,” Arians said.

And decades after playing for the Hokies, Blacksburg continues to play a big part in Arians’ life.

“It’s home,” Arians said. “My wife and I got married as freshmen. So we never left Blacksburg for seven years so it was always home, it’s still home. Every time we come back it feels like home.”