Thursday, April 3, 2003

Greenberg heading to Va. Tech



The Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. - South Florida basketball coach Seth Greenberg is expected to be hired as the coach at Virginia Tech, according to published reports.

Several newspapers in Virginia and Florida reported that Greenberg's hiring would be announced Thursday. He would replace Ricky Stokes, fired March 10 after his third straight losing season with the Hokies.

"We have not made any announcements," Bill Dyer, Virginia Tech's assistant sports information director, told The Associated Press late Wednesday night. He said any announcement would be made by athletic director Jim Weaver.

Weaver contacted his counterpart at South Florida, Lee Roy Selmon, on Wednesday for permission to talk to Greenberg. Hours later, Greenberg was on an airplane to Blacksburg, where he met with Weaver, according to the newspaper reports.

The 47-year-old Greenberg knows Weaver from when both were in the Big West - Greenberg at Long Beach State and Weaver at UNLV.

Under Greenberg, the Bulls were 108-100 (47-63 in Conference USA), with two first-round losses in the NIT. He has never taken South Florida to the NCAA Tournament.

Virginia Tech had talked to several prospects, including Jim Baron of Rhode Island, who withdrew this week.

Stokes had a 45-70 record, and the Hokies went 11-18 this season.




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