Hokies, Megan Duffy Add Itoro Coleman As Associate Head Coach

Megan Duffy and the Hokies announced the hiring of Itoro Coleman on Friday. (Ivan Morozov)

Megan Duffy and the Hokies announced Itoro Coleman as an associate head coach Friday. She’s the second addition to Duffy’s coaching staff, joining Sharnee Zoll-Norman.

“I couldn’t be more excited to welcome Itoro Coleman to Virginia Tech,” Duffy said in a release. “She will bring an incredible amount of experience both on and off the court to our program. Itoro is an elite level recruiter and teacher. Our student-athletes are going to thrive under her leadership. She brings great experience and knowledge of the ACC landscape to help continue our winning tradition.”

Coleman comes from North Carolina, where she served as Courtney Banghart’s assistant and recruiting coordinator for three seasons. She has 23 years of experience at the Division I level, including 11 in the ACC.

Her journey took her to Marquette, where she worked for Duffy in 2020-21, and to Penn State and Clemson for four stints between the two places. After starting as an assistant with the Tigers in 2002, she joined the Nittany Lions’ staff in 2007 before venturing back to Clemson in 2010 to become the head coach, where she was 25-63 (.284) in three seasons.

After that, she worked in Happy Valley for five years from 2014-19. At her last four stops where she was an assistant coach, Coleman also doubled as the program’s recruiting coordinator. She helped Penn State sign three top-25 classes and inked two top-30 groups at Clemson.

The Hephzibah, Ga., native was an All-American Honorable Mention pick and a Defensive All-American in her playing days at Clemson from 1995-99. She led the Tigers to a pair of ACC Tournament titles as the team’s point guard and was the tournament MVP as a senior. She was a three-time All-ACC performer and was selected to the ACC’s 50-Year Anniversary Team in 2002.

Coleman played in four NCAA Tournaments in her time in the Palmetto State, including a trip to the Sweet 16. A 2008 inductee into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame, she owns one of two triple-doubles in school history, ranks first in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.07), third in assists (469), third in free throws made (390), fourth in games played (126), fifth in steals (265) and 13th in points scored (1,409).

She represented the United States during the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada, and won a bronze medal. Coleman. also played for the Nigerian National Team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, and at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Brazil.

Coaching History:

  • 2021-24: North Carolina (assistant/recruiting coordinator)
  • 2020-21: Marquette (assistant/recruiting coordinator)
  • 2014-19: Penn State (assistant/recruiting coordinator)
  • 2010-13: Clemson (head coach)
  • 2007-10: Penn State (assistant/recruiting coordinator)
  • 2002-07: Clemson (assistant)
  • 2000-02: Butler (assistant)
  • 1999-00: Liberty (assistant)

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  1. WBB is loading up with maturity, experience & class. The future looks bright!


  2. Great get. Welcome to Hokie Nation Coach Coleman.

    “Coach Coleman”; that’s got a nice ring to it. Can’t figure out why.

  3. Taking assistants from UNC? Is Whit giving her more resources to get one of their assistants?

    1. In* South Carolina, not at. I don’t know how many different ways I can spell out “she played at Clemson.”

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