Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams returns home to become Texas A & M's next head coach.
The announcement was made on Tuesday by Texas A & M Sportswoman Scott Woodward. focus on finding an elite basketball coach, talent developer, a huge recruiter, a tireless worker and one who is fit for Texas A & M, "Woodward said. "Buzz Williams is all this and more. I have no doubt Buzz will take our basketball program more than ever before and make Aggies everywhere proud, it's a fun day when we welcome Buzz and its seven back to Aggieland. " Williams was considered a difficult favorite, who replaced Billy Kennedy from the end of last season, and was, in fact, the only candidate for Aggie as soon as they parted from Kennedy last month. The Virginia Tech season ended with a loss for Duke at Sweet 1
"I am so humble and honest that I came back to Texas A & M and proudly lead Aggie," Williams said in a statement. "I would like to thank Chancellor Sharpe, President Young and Scott Woodward for this incredible opportunity. This is our home and we are ready to join the 12th person to win the championships, finish our players and present this world-class university with
Williams, who spent two seasons as assistant trainer at Texas A & M in 2004-2006, was the head coach at Virginia Tech for the last couple of seasons. He led Hokies to three appearances of the NCAA tournament. Prior to joining Blacksburg, Williams led Marquette to NCAA tournaments in six seasons, including three Sweet 16s and Elite Eight run in 2013.
"Williams Coach has made a very positive impact on the culture of our basketball technology program," said Witta Babcock, a sports director at Hokis, "We value everything that Buzz and his team have done for our students and our program. We want Buzz, Corey and their seven are best when they return to their native Texas. "
Kennedy released after eight seasons in which he held 151-116 with two NCAA tournament performances