Attrition, Staff Turnover Holds Tech Back

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As you probably know by now, Virginia Tech lost two more members of the basketball coaching staff on Monday. Assistant coach Rob Ehsan and Director of Basketball Operations Jeff Wulbrun are leaving to take open spots on the new staff at UAB.

The departures of Ehsan and Wulbrun are just the latest in a trend of assistant coaches leaving Blacksburg to take other jobs. For the record, Wulbrun got a promotion. To go from a Director of Basketball Operations (Adrian Autry made $47,025 in that role before being promoted to full-time assistant) to a full-time assistant is a step up. That is no reflection on Seth Greenberg, or the Tech basketball program. It’s simply a guy who is looking to double his salary and get involved in more coaching and recruiting. He made the right choice for himself.

On that basis, this article is going to ignore the Director of Basketball Operations position. It’s a stepping stone to a full-time coaching position. We’ve seen past Tech basketball operations guys use it to get a full-time assistant job, such as Rick Hall and Adrian Autry.

However, we can take a look at all of the assistant coaches that Seth Greenberg has lost. Again, we’ll throw out Brad Greenberg and Bill Courtney. They left Virginia Tech to accept head coaching positions (Greenberg to Radford, Courtney to Cornell). There are five other guys we can focus on, however.

Monday, Sept. 3
VT 20, Georgia Tech 17 (OT)
Record: 1-0 (1-0 ACC)