Texas A&M has reportedly agreed to terms with Virginia Tech Head Coach Buzz Williams for the same position. Williams is from Texas and has ties to the program. The move comes after the Aggies decided to part ways with former head coach Billy Kennedy. The offer to Williams by Texas A&M is reported to be around $3.5 million a year.
Sources: Texas A&M is expected to offer Virginia Tech’s Buzz Williams a multi-year deal worth a minimum of $3.5 million dollars annually to be its next head basketball coach. Aggies have no secondary candidate.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 30, 2019
The Aggies now have a coach that has seen success as a head coach with the Marquette Golden Eagles and the Virginia Tech Hokies. The 46-year-old head coach is 253-155 overall as a head coach. Breaking down his overall record, he is 139-69 with the Golden Eagles and 100-69 with the Hokies. Williams is coming off his best season with the Hokies and a Sweet 16 loss to ACC rival the Duke Blue Devils.
Buzz Williams to Texas A&M is ‘Done’: Sources
— Adam Zagoria (@AdamZagoria) March 30, 2019
Texas A&M will be adding a coach capable of rebuilding a program and also has the benefit of having hometown connections as well. This hiring would further showcase the SEC improving their basketball programs with dynamic coaching hires. Virginia Tech finds themselves having to replace a coach that put their basketball program on the map.
— ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) March 30, 2019
The hiring for Texas A&M is a phenomenal one and could spell the bounce back that the program has been seeking. The Hokies will need to hire someone that can prevent a collapse of the program back into its previous state.