Virginia Tech hires Dennis Wolff

Updated: March 22, 2011, 9:57 PM ET
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Former Boston University men's basketball coach Dennis Wolff was named Tuesday as head women's coach at Virginia Tech.

Wolff, who has never led a women's program in a three-decade coaching career, succeeds Beth Dunkenberger. She resigned after compiling a record of 110-104 in seven seasons, including 11-19 this past season.

Wolff led Boston University to a 247-197 record over 15 seasons but was fired in 2009. He spent the past season as director of basketball operations for the men's team at Virginia Tech.

"Coach Wolff has a great history of successful head coaching experience, and I have had the opportunity to get to know and observe him during this academic year," Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said in a news release. "I believe he fits very nicely into the Virginia Tech athletics family and that he will return our women's program to the winning ways of recent years."

At Boston, Wolff led the Terriers to three consecutive conference titles. His teams twice advanced to the NCAA tournament and were invited to play in the NIT on three occasions.

Wolff, 56, also served two seasons as head coach at Connecticut College and has worked as an assistant at Virginia, Wake Forest, SMU, Saint Bonaventure and Division III Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.


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