After a few weeks less than a tense wait, Texas A & M called Buzz Williams of Virginia Tech as his next basketball coach, replacing Billy Kennedy. A formal statement came on Wednesday morning, with a welcoming event scheduled for 16 hours. Thursday at Reed Arena
AggieYell.com has been told that Williams is the only goal for athletic director Scott Woodward and the deal framework has been in place for weeks. The terms of the agreement are not yet known, but they are said to be likely to exceed $ 4 million a year. Meanwhile, Williams led Hokies to one of the best basketball seasons in the history of the program, ending with a loss of 75-73 on Duke in the Sweet 16.
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Williams said he was ready to go back to college.
"" so humble and honored to come home to Texas A and M, and proud to lead Aggie, "Williams said. "I would like to thank Chancellor Sharp, President Young and Scott Woodward for this incredible opportunity. This is our home and we are ready to join the 12th person to win championships, finish our players and present this world-class university with integrity. "
Williams's departure from Blacksburg was announced by Virginia Technik AD in the morning, followed by gratitude for the coach's efforts.
Such a tweet was quite understandable as Williams took a dying program at the bottom of the ASS and turned it into the top (20-16 ACC) in 2014-15, his first season at Virginia Tech, they were 26-9 in 2018-19 and topped the top 10 for the first time 22 years earlier this season. (44-46 ACC), with three NCAA seats in five seasons
Williams had a similar success at Marquette, his first major coaching career, finishing his seat and taking a seat o in Elite 8 during the 2012-13 season including his career one season in New Orleans is 253-155
After working in Virginia, Williams has a reputation for restoring programs and A & M certainly needs However, unlike the early Hokie teams, Aggies have some talent to build around: Savion Flagg, Josh Nebo, TJ Starks, Jay Jay Chandler and Wendell Mitchell, all of whom have performed well in the past, will be returned. Adam Schilder's future, which he did not play last year, is uncertain and Williams can try to get him back.
Born in Van Alstain and an assistant to Billy Gillipe from 2004-2006, returning to A & M is a bit of a comeback for Williams. The Ages hope to bring with him his past success.