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UPDATED: Report: Coach Seth Greenberg fired from Virginia Tech

Apr 23, 2012, 1:18 PM EDT


David Teel of the Daily Press is now reporting and many outlets have confirmed that, according to sources, Seth Greenberg will be fired as head coach of Virginia Tech.

This report comes in contrast to an original indication from Teel that seemed to show Greenberg could remain as the head coach in Blacksburg.

A press conference is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Original Post Located Below, Post Updated April 23, 2012, 2:55 p.m.

A tweet from David Teel of the Daily Press seems to indicate that a press conference scheduled for 4 p.m. today at Virginia Tech may not concern head basketball coach Seth Greenberg.

Seth Greenberg just answered his phone,” tweeted Teel. “’Yes, I’m still employed’ has no idea what Va Tech press conf is about.”

Greenberg’s name has been on the hot seat before, as the Hokies have made just one NCAA tournament appearance in his nine seasons in Blacksburg.

He has an overall record of 167-117 in his time at Virginia Tech, and always seems to be falling on the wrong side of the bubble for the NCAA tournament. The Hokies had made the NIT four straight seasons, before missing the postseason this past year.

Virginia Tech finished 16-17 in 2011-12, including 4-12 in the ACC.

Greenberg is originally from Plainview, N.Y., and was a head coach at South Florida and Long Beach State before coming to Virginia Tech.

The Hokies have a two-man recruiting class from the Class of 2012, with big man Montrezl Harrell and swingman Marshall Wood.

Harrell is a four-star prospect.

Daniel Martin is a writer and editor at, covering St. John’s. You can find him on Twitter:@DanielJMartin_

  1. bozosforall - Apr 23, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    It’s about time.

  2. flybirdhaters27 - Apr 23, 2012 at 3:24 PM

    Hit the bricks Gargamel!

  3. LogicalConsideration - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    I’m not a VTech fan, though I like Greenburg and think he is a decent coach. For people like bozosforall, I ask, “Okay, but do you know what you are getting to replace him?” It might not be better. In fact, I’d bet it ISN’T better. Va.Tech is no basketball mecca. The young and up and comers are not going to be falling all over themselves to take the job. You fired a coach who, though he didn’t get you to the tournament as often as you would like, made VT basketball relevant and entertained you with fairly regular upsets of Duke and Carolina. Due to having their rosters somewhat depleted going into next year, you MIGHT have a chance at UNC or Duke next year, but after that, it’s going to be a looooonnnnngg time.

    Meanwhile, the timing suggests incompetence on the part of the administration. The administration knew SIX weeks ago that their season was over and frankly, they should have been contemplating things before that. No new information has occurred since then that would affect the decision either way. If you were going to fire him, you should have done it a month ago when you would have more options for coaches to hire and he would have had more options of places to go. Pretty crappy way to treat someone who did so right by the University.

    • secondchance4u - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:26 PM

      New information did become available. The news just hasn’t come out yet.

  4. LogicalConsideration - Apr 23, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Maybe, but it’s apparently so vague that you couldn’t even gossip about it? That’s called smearing. Even ESPN doesn’t have a whiff in its reporting of any kind of scandal involving coaches or players or the academic performance of the players.

    If you think you know something, say it, or don’t make posts like that.

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