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 hokiesports.com.
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.”