Babcock releases James Johnson

Chris Coleman, TechSideline.com, on March 17, 2014
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Virginia Tech is in the market for a new basketball coach yet again.  James Johnson was relieved of his duties as Tech’s head coach, per a press release on Monday afternoon.

“I want to thank Coach Johnson for his dedication and hard work for our university and our basketball program over the past seven years,” athletic director Whit Babcock said. “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.”

Johnson served as Tech’s head coach for just two seasons, going 22-41.  After a 7-0 start in his first season, he was just 15-41 for the remainder of his career.  He compiled a record of 6-30 in ACC play.

Babcock will begin a national search for a new coach immediately, and he will hold a press conference on Tuesday morning at 9:30.  Stay tuned to TSL for more coverage.

What are fellow Hokie fans saying about the news? Join the conversation on our TSL basketball message board, and we’ll be bringing you info on our subscribers-only board throughout the coaching search.

hokiesports.com press release


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