By Chris Ramirez
Blacksburgh, VA – Virginia Tech has chosen James Johnson to replace Seth Greenberg as its men’s basketball coach. Johnson will replace Seth Greenburg who spend five years as an assistant to the former head coach.
Greenberg was fired April 23 after nine seasons and one NCAA tournament appearance. Johnson left Virginia Tech on April 19 to take a similar job at Clemson.
Johnson has never been a head coach, but is viewed as a top-notch recruiter. It’s hoped his return will allow the Hokies to keep commitments from 6-foot-7 Marshall Wood and 6-7 forward Montrezl Harrell.
Johnson worked under Coach Jim Larranaga at George Mason when the Patriots made a run to the Final Four in 2006. He has also served as an assistant coach at Penn State, College of Charleston, Elon, Old Dominion and Longwood.
Johnson was also a three-year starter at Ferrum College and was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2009.