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Schedule

Football
FINAL
Sat
Sep 01
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
3
Toledo
Toledo
Toledo, Ohio
66
Football
FINAL
Sat
Sep 08
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
14
Wofford
Wofford
Spartanburg, S.C.
59
Football
FINAL
Fri
Sep 14
ETSU
ETSU
27
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va
24
Football
FINAL
Sat
Sep 22
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
50
Western Carolina
Western Carolina
Cullowhee, N.C.
52
Football
FINAL
Sat
Sep 29
Mercer
Mercer
48
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
38
Football
FINAL
Sat
Oct 13
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
22
Samford
Samford
Birmingham, Ala.
73
Football
FINAL
Sat
Oct 20
The Citadel
The Citadel
34
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
32
Football
FINAL
Sat
Oct 27
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
27
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga, Tenn.
34
Football
FINAL
Sat
Nov 03
Tusculum
Tusculum
11
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
20
Football
FINAL
Sat
Nov 10
Furman
Furman
49
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Lexington, Va.
13
Football
2:00 PM
Sat
Nov 17
Virginia Military Institute
VMI
Old Dominion
Old Dominion
Norfolk, Va.
Football Coaching Staff
Winston October
Wide Receivers Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Wide Receivers Coach
Alma Mater: Richmond
Graduating Year: 1999
Phone: 540-464-7623
Email: octoberwa@vmi.edu

Winston October begins his seventh season on the VMI staff and has developed Keydet players as wide receivers coach since 2009 and has also played an integral part with VMI return specialists. 

October joined the Keydet coaching staff in the summer of 2007 and spent his first two years at VMI as a secondary coach. He became wide receivers coach prior to the 2009 season and has helped produce three All-Big South performers under his supervision.

Since becoming wide receivers coach, October has helped Keydet players attain impressive numbers in the passing game. In 2012, four VMI wide receivers had 20 or more receptions including James Rogers and Stefawn Ross. In 2011, October helped develop All-Big South receiver Tracy Hairston who also led the Big South in kick return yardage with 965 yards which stands as the second most in VMI history and was the third most in Big South history. Punt returners under October led the Big South in 2011 (12.7)  and All-Big South returner Michael Rainey-Wiles led the Big South in punt return average (12.3) in 2010.

October also worked closely with All-Big South returner Tim Maypray who led the Big South in with a school record kick 972 return yards in 2009 and also paced the Big South in punt return averaged with a 12.9 mark.

October, a four-time All-Atlantic 10 defensive back selection during his playing days at the University of Richmond, served as team captain during the Spiders' Atlantic 10 championship season in 1998 and was named All-America by The Sports Network.

Upon graduating in 1999 with a B.A. in Communications, October went on to the professional football ranks, playing first with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League for four seasons, including a pair with VMI alumnus and rushing record holder Thomas Haskins.

After a brief stint with the Washington Redskins in 2001, October returned to the CFL to play in 70 games for the Edmonton Eskimos through the 2004 season.

An active participant in community service, October has volunteered his time for Special Olympics, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Clubs and youth reading programs. October is married to the former Andrea Bowe.

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