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Virginia Tech Fires MBB Coach James Johnson

by BSO Staff | Posted on Monday, March 17th, 2014
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Virginia Tech has fired men’s basketball head coach James Johnson after just two seasons according to reports by WDBJ7. Athletic Director Whit Babcock announced the decision on Monday.

“I want to thank Coach Johnson for his dedication and hard work for our university and our basketball program over the past seven years,” Babcock said in a statement. “A change of this significance affects many people and is never taken lightly, but I felt a change and a new direction was necessary for the long term, best interest of our department.”

This is Babcock’s first major move since being hired as the AD in January.

In Johnson’s two seasons as head coach, Virginia Tech had dismal 22-41 overall record and was just 6-30 in the ACC. Babcock said the search for a new coach will begin immediately. Virginia Tech has a news conference scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Tuesday morning to discuss Johnson’s dismissal.

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