|Virginia Tech Hokies|
|Head coach||Mike Young (1st season)|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|Arena|| Cassell Coliseum |
|Student section||Cassell Guard|
|Colors||Chicago Maroon and Burnt Orange |
|NCAA Tournament Elite Eight|
|NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen|
|NCAA Tournament Round of 32|
|1967, 2007, 2019|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1967, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1996, 2007, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
The Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team is a NCAA Division I college basketball team competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Home games are played at Cassell Coliseum, located on Virginia Tech's campus in Blacksburg.
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The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is a collegiate athletic conference located in the Southern United States. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the conference consists of fifteen member universities, each of whom compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)'s Division I, with its football teams competing in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest levels for athletic competition in US-based collegiate sports. The ACC sponsors competition in twenty-five sports with many of its member institutions' athletic programs held in high regard nationally. Current members of the conference are Boston College, Clemson University, Duke University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Florida State University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University, the University of Louisville, the University of Miami, the University of North Carolina, the University of Notre Dame, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Wake Forest University.
The Hokies have made the NCAA Tournament 11 times, the most recent appearance coming in 2019. 2019 marked the first time the Hokies made the tournament in three consecutive years. They have reached the Sweet Sixteen twice, in 1967 and 2019. They advanced to the Elite Eight once in 1967. The team won two games in the tournament in 1967 and 2019, but has never won three games in March Madness.
Tech won the Metro Conference Tournament title in 1979. It won the Southern Conference regular season championship in 1959-60. It captured NIT titles in 1973 and 1995.
The Hokies' first intercollegiate basketball game was played January 22, 1909, resulting in a 33–26 win over Emory & Henry College. During the 1909–10 campaign, the Hokies completed the only undefeated season in school history by posting an 11–0 mark.
From 1921 to 1965, Virginia Tech was a member of the Southern Conference. In 45 years, Tech won one regular season conference championship. That was in 1960, when under coach Coach Chuck Noe the Hokies hit the 20-win mark for the first time. That team lost to West Virginia, led by Jerry West, in the conference tournament championship game, and therefore was not eligible to advance to the NCAA tournament.
The Southern Conference (SoCon) is a collegiate athletic conference affiliated with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I. Southern Conference football teams compete in the Football Championship Subdivision. Member institutions are located in the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
Jerome Alan West is an American basketball executive and former player. During his active career West played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His nicknames included Mr. Clutch, for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation, such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks; The Logo, in reference to his silhouette being incorporated into the NBA logo; Mr. Outside, in reference to his perimeter play with the Los Angeles Lakers; and Zeke from Cabin Creek, for the creek near his birthplace of Chelyan, West Virginia. West played the small forward position early in his career, and he was a standout at East Bank High School and at West Virginia University, where he led the Mountaineers to the 1959 NCAA championship game. He earned the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player honor despite the loss. He then embarked on a 14-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, and was the co-captain of the 1960 U.S. Olympic gold medal team, a squad that was inducted as a unit into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.
Tech left the Southern Conference in 1965, and in its first season as an independent went to the NIT for the first time in school history, posting an overall mark of 19-5 after losing to Temple in the first round. It was coach Howie Shannon second year at the school. The next year, in the 1966-67 season, Tech earned its first trip to NCAA tournament. That year, Tech won two games in the tournament that included only 23 teams, making it to what is now called the Elite Eight. The team finished with a 20-5 record. Shannon coached at Tech for seven seasons, and posted 104 wins, with only one losing season.
The National Invitation Tournament was originated by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association in 1938. Responsibility for its administration was transferred two years later to local colleges, first known as the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Committee and in 1948, as the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association (MIBA), which comprised representatives from five New York City schools: Fordham University, Manhattan College, New York University, St. John's University, and Wagner College. Originally all of the teams qualifying for the tournament were invited to New York City, and all games were played at Madison Square Garden.
Howard Shannon was an American basketball player and coach. He played professionally in the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the early years of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He later coached at the high school and college levels.
The 1967 NCAA University Division Basketball Tournament involved 23 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on Saturday, March 11, and ended two weeks later with the championship game on March 25 in Louisville, Kentucky. A total of 27 games were played, including a third-place game in each region and a national third-place game.
In 1971, Tech hired 29-year old Ohio State assistant coach Don DeVoe.In 1973, Tech made its second appearance in the NIT, and stunned the country, winning four games in Madison Square Garden by a total of five points, including a heart-wrenching 92-91 overtime win over Notre Dame. At the time, the NCAA only invited 32 teams, and only winners of conference tournaments were eligible. Tech earned an independent berth in the 1975-76 NCAA tournament in a field of 32. DeVoe and Tech parted ways following that season when he refused to sign a new contract after openly admitted that he was a candidate for the vacant head coaching job at Ohio State, his alma mater.
Donald Eugene DeVoe is a former American college basketball coach and former player. DeVoe played college basketball for Ohio State University, and later served as the head coach for Virginia Tech, the University of Wyoming, the University of Tennessee, the University of Florida and the United States Naval Academy.
The 1973 National Invitation Tournament was the 1973 edition of the annual NCAA college basketball competition. It was won by Virginia Tech, which won the four games played in Madison Square Garden by a total of five points, including a 92-91 overtime victory over Notre Dame.
Madison Square Garden, colloquially known as The Garden or in initials as MSG, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City. Located in Midtown Manhattan between 7th and 8th Avenues from 31st to 33rd Streets, it is situated atop Pennsylvania Station. It is the fourth venue to bear the name "Madison Square Garden"; the first two were located on Madison Square, on East 26th Street and Madison Avenue, with the third Madison Square Garden (1925) further uptown at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street.
In 1978, one year after former Tech assistant Charlie Moir took the reins from DeVoe, Virginia Tech joined the Metro 7, a conference that did not have a football championship.Tech's first year in the Metro led to its only conference championship. Even though it did not compete in a round-robin regular season schedule, it was able to beat regular season champion Louisville in the semi-finals and Florida State in the tournament championship game to earn its third trip to the NCAA tournament, where it lost to NCAA runner-up Indiana State led by star Larry Bird. Tech finished second, or tied for second, in the conference three times in the next seven years, and won 20 games in seven of its first eight seasons in the Metro. Moir guided Tech to 213 wins in 11 seasons from 1976 to 1987. The Hokies appeared in four NCAA Tournaments and went to the NIT four times in Moir's tenure as coach. Fortunes changed for the Hokies in 1986-87 when the team had its first losing season since 1969-70. Moir and Tech reached an agreement to part ways following an NCAA investigation that left the team on probation through October, 1989. Tech paid Moir $250,000 to buy out his contract.
Tech hired Moir's assistant Frankie Allen as interim head coach to lead the program in the 1987-1988 season while it searched for an athletic director to replace Bill Dooley.Allen was Moir's first recruit at Roanoke College, and that institution's first African American athlete. He had been on the Tech staff for 11 years. When Dave Braine was hired as athletic director, he gave Allen the job as head coach. Allen led the Hokies to a 19-10 record and a third place tie in the Metro conference in that year that he began as interim coach. However, he did not have another winning season in his next three years, and his contract was not renewed.
Bill Foster, former coach of Clemson and Miami took over as head coach in 1991. After two straight 10-18 seasons, the Hokies broke a five-year losing streak with an 18-10 record and a fourth plash finish in the Metro Conference in the '93-'94 season. The following year, the Hokies earned their first postseason berth since 1986, and capitalized by winning their second NIT title.The team set the school record at the time with 25 wins, including five wins in the NIT. It was their last season in the Metro Conference.
In 1991, the Big East, previously a basketball-only conference, decided to begin play as a football conference. Miami, which had just restarted its basketball program in 1985 and played as an independent, was accepted as an "all-sports" member. Rutgers, Temple, West Virginia and Virginia Tech were added as "football only" members. Tech sought full Big East membership, including for basketball, and in March 1994, the league voted on expansion. Tech was left out of the mix as West Virginia and Rutgers got the nod.Tech was left seeking to join its fellow Metro members in an attempt to create another large conference. However, it was also left out of that mix, along with Metro member Virginia Commonwealth. The two schools sued the 12 members of the new conference, but in the end Tech had to settle for its third choice for a basketball league, the Atlantic 10.
Foster and the Hokies took the A-10 by storm in its first year in the league, finishing tied for first in the East division of the 12-team league. It went to the NCAA Tournament and won its first game before bowing out to eventual national champion Kentucky. After the following season, Foster retired, and was replaced by Bobby Hussey, one of Foster's assistants. Hussey was fired after two losing seasons.The Hokies then turned to a former nemesis as its next head coach, tapping former UVA star Ricky Stokes for the head job. In Stokes' first season, Tech's last season in the A-10, Tech eked out a 16-15 record.
In November 1999, Tech finally was rewarded with an invitation to full membership in the Big East Conference.However, the Hokies were overmatched their first three years in the league, winning a total of 10 games in three years, finishing last of seven teams in the East division each of those years, and never reaching the conference tournament where only the top six teams of the division made the tournament. Stokes was fired at the end of the 2003 season. Stokes was dismissed after three straight losing season in the Big East, and Tech brought in coach Seth Greenberg to right the ship.
On June 25, 2003, Virginia Tech received news it had waited anxiously to receive for a half a century - an invitation to join the ACC.In 1953, the Atlantic Coast Conference was formed by seven teams who were then members of the Southern Conference (Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, and Wake Forest. Conference officials expressed interest in adding an eighth member, and candidates mentioned were the Virginia and West Virginia. On December 4, 1953, officials convened in Greensboro, North Carolina, and admitted Virginia, a former Southern Conference charter member that had been independent since 1937, into the conference. News reports said that not only was West Virginia turned down, but so was Virginia Tech.
Tech fans spent much of the next 25 years watching ACC basketball on Saturday afternoons and Wednesday eveningsbefore their hopes were raised again in 1977, five years after South Carolina left the league with only seven members. On May 2, 1977, after making a required site visit to Blacksburg to evaluate Tech's formal application, the ACC took its first vote on expansion since Virginia was admitted in 1953. Tech did not receive the requisite five votes of the seven league teams. A year later, Georgia Tech was tapped to be the league's eighth member, expanding its footprint into the lucrative Atlanta television market.
Another ACC/Tech flirtation occurred in 1999 when the Big East sought to bring Miami into the conference mix. Miami ultimately decided to stay in the Big East, and the Hokies were subsequently admitted as a full members of the Big East.
Just three years after Tech joined the Big East as full members, the ACC and Big East began a standoff that ultimately entered the courts, and governor's mansions. On May 16, 2003, the ACC voted 8-1 to enter into formal discussions with Miami, Syracuse, and Boston College, leaving Virginia Tech out of the mix.On June 6, 2003, Big East members Tech, Rutgers, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, and West Virginia, entered into a suit against the ACC and two of the three proposed defectors - Miami and Boston College. (Syracuse was not named as a defendant because the plaintiffs found no examples of promises by Syracuse on which they made financial decisions). The lawsuit charged that the defendants conspired "on a scheme that is calculated to destroy the Big East and misappropriate its value for their benefit." By June 18, 2003, it became clear that the original expansion plan would not receive the required seven votes of the nine voting schools - meaning at least three schools were holding out. University of Virginia President John Casteen had been a strong advocate of the Hokies and was vocally one of the hold-outs, likely the original "no" vote on May 16 when the Hokies were excluded. Virginia governor Mark Warner reportedly pressured the University of Virginia Board of Visitors (who serve as the supervisor of the university president and are appointed by the governor) to allow Casteen to continue his strong advocacy of the Hokies. Another "no" vote was likely Georgia Tech, whose president was Wayne Clough, a man who been on the faculty of Virginia Tech between 1982, including as Dean of Engineering from 1990-1994. Clough was the individual who visited with Virginia Tech president Charles Steger to officially deliver the news of the ACC change of heart on June 18. (Clough maintained his home in Blacksburg after he left the university). The third ACC university that was likely supportive of the Hokies to the point of vetoing a bid to Miami, Boston College, and Syracuse was Wake Forest University The school is geographically closest to Blacksburg (in Winston-Salem, NC), but as a small private school had little in common with Tech. However, several academic relationships were forged after the 1999 Tech/ACC negotiations. When Tech finally got the seven necessary votes for invitation, the biggest surprise was that Syracuse and Boston College were left out of the mix. Boston College was invited to the ACC just months later, on October 12, 2003. Syracuse wasn't invited to join the conference until 2011. (It joined along with Pittsburgh, which had been one of the co-plaintiffs in Tech's suit against the ACC. West Virginia left the Big East for the Big 12 that same year. Another co-plaintiff, Rutgers went to the Big 10 in 2014. The fifth co-plaintiff, Connecticut, stayed with the Big East until its football members became the American Athletic Conference in 2013).
Before the conference controversies were settled, Tech had hired a new head coach to replace Stokes. Seth Greenberg, who was head coach at South Florida, was hired prior to the 2003–04 season. Tech had its first winning record since 1999-2000 under Greenberg, going 15-14 and advancing to its first Big East basketball tournament in Madison Square Garden.The Big East had expanded its tournament to include all teams for the first time, but since Tech finished eight in the conference with a 7-9 record, it would have made the tournament under the old format.
Tech's first season in the ACC resulted in an 8-8 conference record, good enough for a fourth seed and first-round bye in the 11-team conference tournament. Greenburg was named ACC Coach of the Year,and the Hokies advanced to their first post-season tournament since 1995. Tech beat Temple at home in the first round of the NIT, before falling to former Metro rival Memphis.
After a down year in 2005-06, Tech surged for the next five years. During the 2006–07 season, Virginia Tech beat Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium and also beat top-ranked North Carolina in Blacksburg. The Hokies went on to beat fourth-ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill that same season. The Hokies earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament that season as a No. 5 seed and beat Illinois before losing to Southern Illinois. It ended the year with a 22-10 record, the first time Tech had crossed the 20-win mark since the 1995-1996 season, when it also went to the NCAA tournament.
In January 2009, Virginia Tech beat No. 1-ranked Wake Forest, the last unbeaten team in Division I in the 2008–09 season, marking the Hokies fourth defeat of a top-ranked team.The Hokies finished the 2009–10 season with a record of 23–8 and were snubbed for the NCAA Tournament partially because they had one of the worst nonconference schedule strengths in recent memory. They received a bid to the NIT where they advanced to the third round before losing to Rhode Island. The following year Virginia Tech added another victory over a top-ranked team on February 26, 2011, when it beat No. 1 Duke, 64–60 in Cassell Coliseum. But, they again received a bid to the NIT, just missing out on the NCAA Tournament.
After a disappointing 2011–12 season and after nine seasons with a record of 170–123 at Virginia Tech, Greenberg was fired.James Johnson replaced him shortly thereafter. Greenberg has the second most wins all-time at Virginia Tech behind Moir.
The Hokies beat 15th-ranked Oklahoma State on December 1, 2012. Star Erick Green led the team to its first non-conference home defeat of a ranked opponent since 1995 by scoring 28 points.After two seasons with a record of 22–41, Johnson was fired.
Virginia Tech hired Marquette head coach Buzz Williams as head basketball coach on March 24, 2014.Though the 2014–15 season was difficult, the 2015–16 team finished with a 20–15 record and advanced to the second round of the NIT. Finally, in 2016-17, the Hokies broke through and earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 9 seed, falling to Wisconsin in the First Round.
The 2018-19 season saw the Hokies defeat Duke for the third consecutive time in Blacksburg. The ended the season at 24-8 (12-6 ACC), receiving the 5th seed in the Conference Tournament giving them a First Round bye. They played Miami for the second time in a week in the second round, winning the game, setting up a rematch with Florida State in the quarter finals. Florida State won 65-63 in overtime. They received a bid to the NCAA Tournament as the 4th seed in the East Region. Wins over 13th seeded St. Louis and 12th seeded Liberty set a rematch with Duke in the Sweet 16. The Hokies fell to the Blue Devils, 75-73, finishing the season at 26-9.
Williams was announced as the new head basketball coach at Texas A&M on April 3, 2019.Texas A&M was required to pay Virginia Tech $750,000 in lieu of Williams completing his contract with the Hokies.
On April 7, 2019, Virginia Tech announced the hiring of former Wofford coach Mike Young to lead the program.On April 8, 2019 he had his introductory press conference to introduce him to the Virginia Tech faithful.
The following players have had their jerseys retired by Virginia Tech.
|Name||Number||Position||Career after Virginia Tech|
|Bimbo Coles||12||G||Made United States Olympic team in 1988. Selected in the second round of the 1990 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings. Played 14 NBA seasons.|
|Ace Custis||20||F||Currently an assistant coach at University of Maryland Eastern Shore.|
|Dell Curry||30||G||Selected in the first round of the 1986 NBA Draft by the Utah Jazz. Played 16 NBA seasons with five different teams.|
|Allan Bristow||44||F||Played in the NBA for ten years, was the third-ever head coach of the Charlotte Hornets franchise.|
|R.M. Brown:||4–2 (.667)|
|Branch Bocock (Independent)(1909–1911)|
|L.N. Keesling:||6–3 (.667)|
|Branch Bocock (Independent)(1913–1916)|
|Branch Bocock:||57–13 (.814)|
|Harlan Sanborn (Independent)(1916–1917)|
|Harlan Sanborn:||17–2 (.895)|
|Charles Bernier (Independent)(1917–1920)|
|Charles Bernier:||47–13 (.783)|
|Monk Younger (Independent)(1920–1921)|
|Monk Younger (Southern Conference)(1921–1923)|
|Monk Younger:||46–17 (.730)||3–4 (.429)|
|B.C. Cubbage (Southern Conference)(1923–1924)|
|B.C. Cubbage:||5–13 (.278)||0–4 (.000)|
|Buford Blair(Southern Conference)(1924–1926)|
|Buford Blair:||9–19 (.321)||3–9 (.250)|
|Puss Redd(Southern Conference)(1926–1927)|
|Puss Redd:||6–8 (.429)||2–6 (.250)|
|Bud Moore(Southern Conference)(1927–1928)|
|Bud Moore:||5–11 (.313)||3–7 (.300)|
|Red Randall(Southern Conference)(1928–1929)|
|Red Randall:||4–13 (.235)||5–7 (.417)|
|Robert Warren(Southern Conference)(1929–1930)|
|Robert Warren:||5–14 (.263)||2–10 (.167)|
|Charles Rhodes(Southern Conference)(1930–1931)|
|Charles Rhodes:||5–10 (.333)||3–7 (.300)|
|George S. Gummy Proctor(Southern Conference)(1931–1932)|
|1931–32||George S. Gummy Proctor||8–9||2–8||20th|
|Monk Younger(Southern Conference)(1932–1937)|
|Monk Younger:||20–68 (.227)||10–56 (.152)|
|Mac McEver (Southern Conference)(1937–1944)|
|Mac McEver:||49–71 (.408)||22–47 (.319)|
|George S. Gummy Proctor(Southern Conference)(1944–1947)|
|1944–45||George S. Gummy Proctor||6–8||1–3||10th|
|1945–46||George S. Gummy Proctor||11–8||7–3||3rd|
|1946–47||George S. Gummy Proctor||13–13||4–9||13th|
|George S. Gummy Proctor:||38–38 (.500)||14–23 (.378)|
|Red Laird (Southern Conference)(1947–1955)|
|Red Laird:||77–120 (.391)||45–73 (.381)|
|Chuck Noe (Southern Conference)(1955–1960)|
|Chuck Noe:||109–51 (.681)||75–26 (.743)|
|William Matthews(Southern Conference)(1962–1963)|
|Williams Matthews:||28–19 (.596)||13–9 (.591)|
|Howie Shannon (Southern Conference)(1964–1965)|
|Howie Shannon (Independent)(1965–1971)|
|1965–66||Howie Shannon||19–5||NIT First Round|
|1966–67||Howie Shannon||20–7||NCAA Elite Eight|
|Howie Shannon:||104–68 (.605)||9–5 (.643)|
|Don DeVoe (Independent)(1971–1976)|
|1972–73||Don DeVoe||22–5||NIT Champions|
|1975–76||Don DeVoe||21–7||NCAA First Round|
|Don DeVoe:||88–45 (.662)|
|Charles Moir (Independent)(1976–1977)|
|1976–77||Charles Moir||19–10||NIT Second round|
|Charles Moir (Metro Conference)(1978–1987)|
|1978–79||Charles Moir||22–9||4–6||T–4th||NCAA Second Round|
|1979–80||Charles Moir||21–8||8–4||2nd||NCAA Second Round|
|1981–82||Charles Moir||20–11||7–5||4th||NIT Quarterfinals|
|1982–83||Charles Moir||23–11||7–5||T–2nd||NIT Second round|
|1983–84||Charles Moir||22–13||8–6||4th||NIT Third place|
|1984–85||Charles Moir||20–9||10–4||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|1985–86||Charles Moir||22–9||7–5||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|Charles Moir:||213–119 (.642)||62–48 (.564)|
|Frankie Allen (Metro Conference)(1987–1991)|
|Frankie Allen:||56–61 (.479)||19–33 (.365)|
|Bill C. Foster (Metro Conference)(1991–1995)|
|1991–92||Bill C. Foster||10–18||3–9||7th|
|1992–93||Bill C. Foster||10–18||1–11||7th|
|1993–94||Bill C. Foster||18–10||6–6||4th|
|1994–95||Bill C. Foster||25–10||6–6||T–4th||NIT Champions|
|Bill C. Foster (Atlantic 10 Conference)(1995–1997)|
|1995–96||Bill C. Foster||23–6||13–3||T–1st West||NCAA Second Round|
|1996–97||Bill C. Foster||15–16||7–9||3rd West|
|Bill C. Foster:||101–78 (.564)||36–44 (.450)|
|Bobby Hussey (Atlantic 10 Conference)(1997–1999)|
|1997–98||Bobby Hussey||10–17||5–11||T–4th West|
|1998–99||Bobby Hussey||13–15||7–9||4th West|
|Bobby Hussey:||23–32 (.418)||12–20 (.375)|
|Ricky Stokes (Atlantic 10 Conference)(1999–2000)|
|1999–2000||Ricky Stokes||16–15||8–8||4th West|
|Ricky Stokes (Big East Conference)(2000–2003)|
|2000–01||Ricky Stokes||8–19||2–14||7th East|
|2001–02||Ricky Stokes||10–18||4–12||7th East|
|2002–03||Ricky Stokes||11–18||4–12||7th East|
|Ricky Stokes:||45–70 (.391)||18–46 (.281)|
|Seth Greenberg (Big East Conference)(2003–2004)|
|Seth Greenberg (Atlantic Coast Conference)(2004–2012)|
|2004-2005||Seth Greenberg||16–14||8–8||4th||NIT Second round|
|2006–07||Seth Greenberg||22–12||10–6||3rd||NCAA Second Round|
|2007–08||Seth Greenberg||21–14||9–7||4th||NIT Quarterfinals|
|2008–09||Seth Greenberg||19–15||7–9||8th||NIT Second round|
|2009–10||Seth Greenberg||25–9||10–6||4th||NIT Quarterfinals|
|2010–11||Seth Greenberg||22–12||9–7||T–4th||NIT Second round|
|Seth Greenberg:||170–123 (.580)||68–76 (.472)|
|James Johnson (Atlantic Coast Conference)(2012–204)|
|James Johnson:||22–41 (.349)||6–30 (.167)|
|Buzz Williams (Atlantic Coast Conference)(2014–Present)|
|2015–16||Buzz Williams||20–15||10–8||T–7th||NIT Second round|
|2016–17||Buzz Williams||22–11||10–8||T–7th||NCAA First Round|
|2017–18||Buzz Williams||21–12||10–8||7th||NCAA First Round|
|2018–19||Buzz Williams||26–9||12–6||5th||NCAA Division I Sweet 16|
|Buzz Williams:||100–69 (.592)||44–46 (.489)|
|Mike Young (Atlantic Coast Conference)(2019–Present)|
|Mike Young:||5–0 (1.000)||1–0 (1.000)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
The Hokies have appeared in 11 NCAA Tournaments. Their combined record is 8–11.
|1976||First Round||Western Michigan||L 67–77OT|
|1985||First Round||Temple||L 57–60|
|1986||First Round||Villanova||L 62–71|
|2017||First Round||Wisconsin||L 74–84|
|2018||First Round||Alabama||L 83–86|
The Hokies have appeared in 13 National Invitation Tournaments. Their combined record is 25–11. They were NIT champions in 1973 and 1995.
|1966||First Round||Temple||L 73–88|
|William & Mary|
Third Place Game
New Mexico State
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The Virginia–Virginia Tech rivalry is an American college rivalry that exists between the Virginia Cavaliers sports teams of the University of Virginia and the Virginia Tech Hokies sports teams of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The Cavaliers and Hokies had a program-wide rivalry first called the Commonwealth Challenge (2005–2007) which UVA swept 2–0 before ending the series in a show of sportsmanship following the Virginia Tech massacre. A new series called Commonwealth Clash, under revised rules, is led by UVA. Moreover, the Cavaliers lead the rivalry series in the majority of sports.
Charles Robert Moir was an American college basketball coach. He was the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team from 1976 until his resignation in October 1987. During his 11 seasons at Virginia Tech, Moir's Hokies compiled a 213–119 record. He was forced to resign after the discovery of severe NCAA violations. Including his time at Tech and coaching stints in high school and at Roanoke College and Tulane University, Moir compiled a career record of 616–238 in his 31 seasons as a high school and college head coach.
The Virginia Tech Hokies football team represents Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the sport of American football. The Hokies compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They previously competed in the Big East. Their home games are played at Lane Stadium, located in Blacksburg, Virginia with a seating capacity of over 65,000 fans. Lane Stadium is considered to be one of the loudest stadiums in the country, being voted number one in ESPN's "Top 20 Scariest Places to Play". Also, it was recognized in 2005 by Rivals.com as having the best home-field advantage in the country. It is currently the 31st largest stadium in college football.
The Virginia Tech Hokies women's soccer team began in 1980 with two club teams under the guidance of Everett Germain and his two daughter's Betsy and Julie. Virginia Tech's women's soccer became a college soccer program that competes in NCAA Division I in 1993. The team played in the A-10 and the Big East before moving to the Coastal Division of Atlantic Coast Conference in 2014. The team has advanced to the NCAA Women's soccer tournament nine times. Their best appearance is reaching the semifinals in 2013. Their home games are played at Sandra D. Thompson Field.
The 2009–10 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team represented the Virginia Tech in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hokies were coached by Seth Greenberg and played their home games at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Hokies are a members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 25–9, 10–6 in ACC play and lost in the quarterfinals of the 2010 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament. They were invited to the 2010 National Invitation Tournament where they advanced to the quarterfinals before falling to Rhode Island.
The Miami–Virginia Tech football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Miami Hurricanes of the University of Miami and Virginia Tech Hokies of Virginia Tech.
The 2010–11 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hokies, led by eighth year head coach Seth Greenberg, played their home games at Cassell Coliseum and are members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 22–12, 9–7 in ACC play and lost in the semifinals of the 2011 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament to Duke. They were invited to the 2011 National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Bethune–Cookman in the first round before falling to Wichita State in the second round.
The Virginia Tech Hokies women's basketball team represents Virginia Tech in women's basketball. The school competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The Hokies play home basketball games at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia.
The 2016–17 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hokies were led by third-year head coach Buzz Williams and played their home games at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 22–11, 10–8 in ACC play to finish a three-way tie for seventh place. As the No. 7 seed in the ACC Tournament, they beat Wake Forest before losing to Florida State in the quarterfinals. They received an at-large big to the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 9 seed in the East region, they lost in the First Round to Wisconsin.
The 2017–18 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hokies were led by fourth-year head coach Buzz Williams and played their home games at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 21–12, 10–8 in ACC play to finish in seventh place. They lost in the second round of the ACC Tournament to Notre Dame. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the first round to Alabama.
The 2018–19 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hokies were led by fifth-year head coach Buzz Williams and played their home games at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the 2018–19 season 26–9, 12–6 in ACC play to finish in fifth place. They defeated Miami (FL) in the second round of the ACC Tournament before losing to Florida State. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Saint Louis and Liberty to advanced to the sweet sixteen for the first time since 1965 where they lost to ACC member Duke.
The 2019–20 Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team represents Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Hokies are led by first-year head coach Mike Young and play their home games at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.