Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams is taking the job at Texas A&M.
Williams has been rumored to be the heavy favorite to take over the Aggies for weeks. At the same time, he had the Hokies primed for an NCAA Tournament run, and there were questions about whether he’d leave coming off of a very deep run.
Tech wound up reaching the Sweet 16, where they fell to Duke in an extremely tight game, 75-73. It was the third straight Tournament for the Hokies under Williams.
Here is a press release from Virginia Tech:
Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock confirmed on Wednesday that men’s basketball head coach Buzz Williams has accepted the same position at Texas A&M.
“Coach Williams made a very positive impact on the culture of our basketball program at Virginia Tech,” Babcock said. “We appreciate all that Buzz and his staff did for our students and our program. We wish Buzz, Corey and their family the very best as they return to their home state of Texas.
“Thanks to our talented student-athletes, Coach Williams and his staff, Virginia Tech is now one of the most attractive jobs in the nation’s top basketball conference, the ACC,” Babcock continued. “I’m extremely confident that we’ll be able to identify and hire a new head coach who can further build on the success our men’s basketball program has achieved in recent years. Until we have our new head coach in place, we will have no further comment on our search process.”