Tommy Rapier is entering his third season with Old Dominion football and second year as the Monarchs' Equipment Manager, responsible for the distribution and maintaining of equipment and overseeing the set-up and operation of practice.
A graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in exercise science and a B.S. in secondary education, Rapier joined the Monarch program after spending seven years working with the Hokies athletic programs. He began his career as a student manager for the football team and upon graduation served as a graduate assistant from 2004-05. Rapier spent his final three years at Virginia Tech as the assistant equipment manager. While at Tech he worked closely with the nationally ranked football program, in addition to servicing the equipment needs of seven Olympic sports.
More recently, Rapier spent the spring and summer of 2008 interning with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, helping the coaching staff with the daily operations of practices and workouts.
A native of nearby Chesapeake, Rapier and his wife Angie welcomed their first child, Talon