|Buzz Williams: New Virginia Tech coach.|
His record at Marquette as head coach is 139-69 with five NCAA appearances. He has a Big East Conference title and a trip to the NCAA regional finals. He has recruited and coached 20 all-conference players, two players of the year, two freshmen of the year and four AP All-Americans. Six of his players have gone on to the NBA.
He is quoted as saying, "It’s never easy to leave a great school like Marquette, where I spent seven wonderful years, six as the head coach. But this is a special situation to work at a place like Virginia Tech. I’ve heard tremendous things about this terrific institution and this is an outstanding opportunity to build a program. My family and I look forward to becoming a part of this great university and community, and taking on the challenges associated in succeeding in the ACC.”
He has had stints as an assistant, associate head and head coach. He replaces James Johnson, who was fired earlier this week after finishing in the ACC basement.