Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) - Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver
announced Tuesday that former assistant coach James Johnson will take over as
the Hokies' head men's basketball coach.
Johnson spent the last five seasons on the men's basketball staff, serving as
an assistant coach from 2007-11 before being named associate head coach prior
to last season.
"I am very pleased to welcome James Johnson as the new head men's basketball
coach at Virginia Tech," Weaver said. "He is an individual with 19 years of
coaching experience, who has spent the last five years here at Virginia Tech.
He knows and has recruited most of our current players. We believe that he is
the right person at this moment in time."
The Virginia native had accepted an assistant coaching position at Clemson
last month, but returned to Blacksburg after former head coach Seth Greenberg
was fired on April 23 after nine years at the helm.
Johnson spent two years as an assistant at George Mason, where he helped the
Patriots to a 45-23 record and an NCAA Final Four appearance in 2006, before
joining the staff at Virginia Tech.
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