Earlier this morning, Virginia Tech was able to strike gold, as they announced the hiring of Kenny Brooks. Brooks comes from James Madison, a place in which he had tremendous success the past 14 years.
When Hokies AD Whit Babcock announced the firing of Dennis Wolff, it was inevitable from the start that Babcock had his focus on Brooks. Brooks' tremendous success and connection with Babcock, who attended James Madison at the same time as Brooks, made this a perfect match.
"Today is an exciting day for our women’s basketball program, and I’d ask Hokie Nation to join us in welcoming Kenny, his wife Chrissy, and children, Kendyl, Chloe, Gabby and Nicholas to Blacksburg," Babcock said. "I’ve admired the consistency and high level of success of his program at James Madison for many years and have a deep appreciation for his ability to win with class and integrity, as well as his commitment to helping his student-athletes develop on and off the court."
"I’m honored and excited to begin this challenge at Virginia Tech," Brooks said. "I appreciate my time at JMU and am indebted to the administration there for an amazing 14-year run. Virginia truly is home for our family, and we’re thrilled to officially join Hokie Nation. There is a real sense of momentum surrounding Virginia Tech Athletics. We can’t wait to meet all of our returning student-athletes and get to work."
Babcock nailed this hire, as he landed one of the nation's best coaches -- and didn't take that long to do it.