Sometimes a coach only has nine lives or nine years:Seth Greenberg released as Hokies’ hoops head at Virginia Tech


BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Tech Athletics Department announced this afternoon that Seth Greenberg has been released from his position of head men’s basketball coach.

“I want to thank Coach Greenberg for his dedication and effort in leading Virginia Tech in the early years of ACC membership,” Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver said.

Greenberg has a career record of 383-293 in 22 seasons as a collegiate head coach and a 170-123 record in nine seasons at Virginia Tech. Prior to this season, the Hokies had made five consecutive postseason appearances and had six total postseason appearances during his tenure. As a two-time ACC Coach of the Year, his teams earned first-round byes four times at the ACC Tournament.

Greenberg came to Virginia Tech from the University of South Florida, where he served as head coach for seven seasons. At USF, Greenberg had a record of 108-100. Prior to USF, Greenberg was the head coach at Long Beach State University, where his overall record was 105-70.

A search for Greenberg’s replacement will begin immediately.