Report: Dennis Wolff to coach Hokies

Updated: March 21, 2011, 11:57 PM ET
Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- A person with knowledge of the situation says Dennis Wolff has agreed to become the women's basketball coach at Virginia Tech.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school has not announced the hiring.

Wolff, who turned 56 earlier this month, spent 18 years as a men's head coach -- the first three at Connecticut College from 1980-82 and 15 at Boston University from 1994-2009.

He was fired following the 2008-09 season with a record of 247-197. His teams twice advanced to the NCAA tournament and were invited to play in the NIT on three occasions.

Including the three years at Connecticut College, his career record is 277-215.

Wolff has never run a women's program, but also has worked as an assistant at Virginia, Wake Forest, SMU and Saint Bonaventure.

Wolff spent the past season as director of basketball operations for the men's team at Virginia Tech, and will take over a program that sagged steadily under Beth Dunkenberger.

Dunkenberger resigned after compiling a 110-104 record in seven seasons with the Hokies.

The Hokies finished 11-19 this season, and were 1-13 in conference play.

Their final game was an 81-58 loss to Georgia Tech in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. The Hokies trailed 40-14 at halftime and had committed 22 turnovers.

Over the past seven seasons, Virginia Tech is 27-71 against ACC competition.


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