Greenberg Named ACC Coach of the Year

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Virginia Tech men’s basketball coach Seth Greenberg has been named the
2007-08 ACC Coach of the Year. It is the second time Greenberg has been named
ACC Coach of the Year. The first time came after the 2004-05 season, when the
Hokies finished fourth in their inaugural season in the ACC.

The last ACC coach to win the award twice in four years was Duke’s Mike
Krzyzewski, who won it three times between 1997 and 2000.

Greenberg began his career at Virginia Tech before the 2003-04 season, Tech’s
final season in the Big East. In his almost five seasons as the Hokies’ head
coach, Greenberg has a record of 85-68. He is the sixth-winningest coach in
Virginia Tech history, and he has a chance to move up to fifth this season if
the Hokies can win enough postseason games.


VT’s All-Time Winningest Coaches

Coach

Wins

Losses

Years

Charlie Moir

213

119

1976-87

Chuck Noe

109

51

1955-62

Howie Shannon

104

68

1964-71

Bill Foster

101

78

1991-97

Don DeVoe

88

45

1971-76

Seth Greenberg

85

68

2003-

Greenberg is just 24 wins away from being in second place all-time in wins at
Virginia Tech. He has quite a lot of work to do to catch Charlie Moir, but he
could potentially catch Chuck Noe by the end of next season, or during the
2009-10 season at the latest.

Greenberg didn’t run away with Coach of the Year voting. It was very close.
Here is how the voting broke down.


2007-08 ACC Coach of the Year
Voting

Coach

Team

Votes

Seth Greenberg

Virginia Tech

25

Frank Haith

Miami

23

Roy Williams

UNC

17

Oliver Purnell

Clemson

15

Mike Krzyzewski

Duke

8

Dino Gaudio

Wake Forest

2

Seth Greenberg and Frank Haith had very similar seasons. Virginia Tech was
picked 10th in the conference, and finished fourth. Miami was picked last and
finished fifth. The Hokies did it with a little easier conference schedule than
the ‘Canes, but Frank Haith’s squad also had a lot more experienced talent
returning than the Hokies.

In the end, it was a tough call, but Greenberg got the nod. If the Hokies
don’t make the NCAA tournament, then only two winners of the ACC Coach of the
Year Award will have failed to take their team to the Big Dance: Seth Greenberg
in 2004, and Seth Greenberg in 2008.

Hokies Earn All-ACC Honors

Three Hokies earned All-ACC recognition on Monday. A.D. Vassallo, Deron
Washington and Jeff Allen were each honored in one or more ways for their
performance during the 2007-08 season.

Vassallo, Virginia Tech’s leading scorer averaging 16.6 points per game, was
named Second Team All-ACC. He joined Greivis Vasquez (Maryland), James Gist
(Maryland), Wayne Ellington (UNC) and K.C. Rivers (Clemson) on the second team.
Vassallo is one of the top three-point shooters in the ACC, and should be poised
for a big senior season next year.

Deron Washington earned two honors from the ACC. First, he was named
Honorable Mention All-ACC, joining Ty Lawson (UNC), J.J. Hickson (NC State), and
Anthony Morrow (Georgia Tech). He was also named to the Honorable Mention
All-Defensive Team.

Jeff Allen was named to the All-Freshman Team. Other members of the team were
Kyle Singler (Duke), James Johnson (Wake Forest), J.J. Hickson (NC State) and
Jeff Teague (Wake Forest). Like Washington, Allen was also named to the
Honorable Mention All-Defensive Team, along with Cliff Hammonds (Clemson),
D’Andre Bell (Georgia Tech), Tyler Hansbrough (UNC) and James Mays (Clemson).

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