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Greenberg Signs Extension, Will Stay at Virginia Tech

Everybody can calm down now. Seth isn’t going anywhere except to his office in the new $25 million basketball practice facility that he helped build. Today, the Virginia Tech athletics department announced that Greenberg agreed to new terms for the remaining four years of his current contract, plus another two years, for a total of six years. The terms were not released today, but will be unveiled in the “next 10 days to two weeks,” according to

Judging from the online chatter that began last week, there were some fans that wouldn’t have cared if he left, citing three straight trips to the NIT and only one trip to the NCAA. How quickly people seem to forget the ricky stokes era that ended after four years (1999-2003), a 46-69 record and zero post season appearances.

The Hokies under Greenberg are 132-94 in seven seasons. He’s made four straight post-season appearances (five total) has three 20-win seasons in the last four years. He’s been the ACC Coach of the Year twice, and in the last 24 years, the Hokies have only finished a season with single-digit losses twice, this year (25-9) and the 1995-1996 team (23-6) that won its first-round NCAA tournament game before falling to eventually national champion Kentucky in the second round.

The obligatory quote from Greenberg as found in the news release:

“I am excited to be afforded the opportunity to continue to build the basketball program at Virginia Tech,” Greenberg said. “What makes Virginia Tech so special is the people and their passion for the University. My family has embraced all that the University stands for and I feel this is where I belong.”

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5 Responses to “Greenberg Signs Extension, Will Stay at Virginia Tech”

  1. chicagomaroon says:

    Good call Cope. Greenberg is this program and I think he means every bit as much to the b-ball team as Frank means to the football program. We couldn’t go forward the same way without him. I’m SOOOOO pleased that Seth is back. I’m just giddy about the future!

  2. Danram says:

    “Judging from the online chatter that began last week, there were some fans that wouldn’t have cared if he left.”

    Just goes to show that if you look hard enough, you can find a few idiots in any large crowd. 99% of VT fans are relieved that the deal is done and excited to know that Seth Greenberg will be able to continue his job of building the Virginia Tech basketball program into a national power.

  3. schmitty says:

    thanks for this awesome site; as for seth, thank god our A.D. knows a winner when he sees one. if not for greenberg this site probably would not exist. thanks for everything seth and i hope everyone will appreciate you the way they should. you guys rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you for all the hokie biased and non- biased comments and articles all season. god bless and looking forward to an ACC CHAMPIONSHIP NEXT YEAR.

    • Niemo says:

      This site would NOT exist without Greenberg, that’s for sure. Otherwise, it would still be Thanks for the compliments!

  4. Les says:

    Greenberg was angered at a lowball offer so called from St. John’s. Perhaps he made it appear to the Johnnies that he was too eager to get the job.

    “St. John’s officials told a source that Greenberg had contacted them through a representative six weeks ago to express interest in the job, long before a decision on Roberts’ future had been made.”


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