Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams yells across the court to his players during the first half of the team's NCAA men's college basketball tournament East Region semifinal against Duke in Washington, Friday, March 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Virginia Tech AD: Buzz Williams taking Texas A&M job

April 03, 2019 - 9:16 am

Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock says coach Buzz Williams has accepted the same job at Texas A&M.

Babcock made the announcement Wednesday and lauded Williams for making "a very positive impact on the culture of our basketball program at Virginia Tech."

Virginia Tech was 100-69 during those five seasons and went to four postseason tournaments, including the last three NCAA Tournaments, with this year's run ending in the Sweet 16.

Williams, who will be returning to his native Texas, did it despite taking over a program that had finished last in the Atlantic Coast Conference for four straight seasons and had a culture in which postseason departures were becoming commonplace.

Before his first season, the Hokies lost five players who transferred, then a sixth during the season.

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