Richardson Hired as Assistant Basketball Coach

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After a couple of weeks of waiting, John Richardson has officially
been named Virginia Tech’s third assistant men’s basketball coach. Seth
Greenberg and Virginia Tech made the announcement on Wednesday.

Richardson was the 2004 and 2005 VHSCA AAA State Coach of the Year at
Woodside High School. He won the state championship in both seasons. Richardson
spent the previous five seasons at Old Dominion, where he served three years as
Director of Basketball Operations and two years as an assistant coach.

Besides his experience at the high school level in the tidewater, he also has
a lot of experience at the AAU level. From 1996 until he was hired by Old
Dominion, Richardson was an assistant coach for the 17 and under Boo Williams
AAU program, the most well-known program in the state.

Richardson is expected to play a significant role in the recruiting trail for
the Hokies, and is regarded by most insiders of the program as a very good hire.

Kickoff Times Announced for Two More Football Games

The ACC announced the kickoff times for more early season games on Thursday,
and two Virginia Tech games were included. Both the James Madison game (Sept.
11, 2010) and the East Carolina game (Sept. 18, 2010) will kickoff at 1:30pm and
both will be televised by ESPN3.com (formerly ESPN360.com).

It was already previously announced that the Hokies would be playing Boise
State on Monday, September 6 at 8pm on ESPN, and Georgia Tech on Thursday,
November 4 at 7:30pm on ESPN.

Kickoff time and television coverage for Tech’s other eight games are not
known, and they aren’t expected to be in-season announcements.

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