Virginia Tech to Make Coaching Change for Women's Basketball
National search to commence immediately for next Hokies' head coach
BLACKSBURG (HokieSports.com) – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced Tuesday that Dennis Wolff has been relieved of his coaching duties as head women’s basketball coach. In making the announcement, Babcock indicated a national search for Wolff’s replacement will begin immediately.
“I want to thank Coach Wolff for his perseverance and hard work for our university and our basketball program over the past five years,” Babcock said. “We appreciate the foundation that Coach Wolff and his staff have built at Virginia Tech.
“We understand that any coaching change impacts many families and these decisions are always evaluated thoroughly,” Babcock continued. “In looking at the totality of the program, I felt it was in the best long-term interest of our women’s basketball program to go in a new direction. Coach Wolff and his staff have handled this transition like the professionals that they are. We will keep our team and university leadership informed of the process, however, no further comments will be made until we announce our new head coach.”
Wolff recently completed his fifth season as head coach of the Hokies, compiling an 18-14 overall record (5-11 in the ACC) in 2015-16. His career record at Virginia Tech was 62-93 overall (17-65 in the ACC).
Britney Anderson, a member of the Virginia Tech women’s basketball team from 2003-07, has been appointed interim head coach. She joined the Tech coaching staff as an assistant in 2015.