Weaver didn’t wait very long to hire a new women’s basketball coach. Multiple
news outlets are reporting that Weaver has hired Dennis Wolff, the director of
basketball operations for the men’s team, as the new head coach of the Tech
women’s basketball program.
Dennis Wolff is a former men’s head coach at Boston University, where he spent 15
years. He compiled a 247-197 record from 1994 through 2009, and he led Boston to
two NCAA Tournament appearances and three NIT’s.
Before getting the job at Boston, Wolff was an assistant coach at St.
Bonaventure, Wake Forest, SMU and Virginia. He played college ball at LSU and
UConn, and overall he has a strong basketball background, though he has never
been involved in the women’s game.
Wolff replaces Beth Dunkenberger, who resigned last week. She had been the
head coach at Virginia Tech since the 2004-05 season. She compiled a record of
110-104, but went just 27-71 in regular season ACC games.
Dunkenberger make the NCAA Tournament in her first two seasons, and the WNIT
in her third, but the Hokies have failed to advance to the postseason since, and
have not had a winning record during that time.
The men’s basketball program will now have to replace Wolff with another
Director of Basketball Operations.