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During the —10 campaign, the Hokies completed the only undefeated season in school history by posting an 11—0 mark. In 45 years, Tech won one regular season conference championship. That was in , when under coach Coach Chuck Noe the Hokies hit the win mark for the first time.
That team lost to West Virginia, led by Jerry West , in the conference tournament championship game, and therefore was not eligible to advance to the NCAA tournament.
Tech left the Southern Conference in , and in its first season as an independent went to the NIT for the first time in school history, posting an overall mark of after losing to Temple in the first round. It was coach Howie Shannon second year at the school.
That year, Tech won two games in the tournament that included only 23 teams, making it to what is now called the Elite Eight. The team finished with a record. Shannon coached at Tech for seven seasons, and posted wins, with only one losing season.
Tech earned an independent berth in the NCAA tournament in a field of DeVoe and Tech parted ways following that season when he refused to sign a new contract after openly admitted that he was a candidate for the vacant head coaching job at Ohio State, his alma mater. Even though it did not compete in a round-robin regular season schedule, it was able to beat regular season champion Louisville in the semi-finals and Florida State in the tournament championship game to earn its third trip to the NCAA tournament, where it lost to NCAA runner-up Indiana State led by star Larry Bird.
Moir guided Tech to wins in 11 seasons from to Fortunes changed for the Hokies in when the team had its first losing season since Moir and Tech reached an agreement to part ways following an NCAA investigation that left the team on probation through October, Tech hired Moir's assistant Frankie Allen as interim head coach to lead the program in the season while it searched for an athletic director to replace Bill Dooley.
He had been on the Tech staff for 11 years.
When Dave Braine was hired as athletic director, he gave Allen the job as head coach. However, he did not have another winning season in his next three years, and his contract was not renewed. Bill Foster , former coach of Clemson and Miami took over as head coach in After two straight seasons, the Hokies broke a five-year losing streak with an record and a fourth plash finish in the Metro Conference in the ''94 season.
The following year, the Hokies earned their first postseason berth since , and capitalized by winning their second NIT title.
It was their last season in the Metro Conference. A decade of conference and coaching changes[ edit ] In , the Big East , previously a basketball-only conference, decided to begin play as a football conference. Miami, which had just restarted its basketball program in and played as an independent, was accepted as an "all-sports" member.
Tech sought full Big East membership, including for basketball, and in March , the league voted on expansion. Tech was left out of the mix as West Virginia and Rutgers got the nod. However, it was also left out of that mix, along with Metro member Virginia Commonwealth.
The two schools sued the 12 members of the new conference,  but in the end Tech had to settle for its third choice for a basketball league, the Atlantic Foster and the Hokies took the A by storm in its first year in the league, finishing tied for first in the East division of the team league.
After the following season, Foster retired, and was replaced by Bobby Hussey , one of Foster's assistants. Hussey was fired after two losing seasons. In November , Tech finally was rewarded with an invitation to full membership in the Big East Conference.
Stokes was fired at the end of the season. Conference officials expressed interest in adding an eighth member, and candidates mentioned were the Virginia and West Virginia.
On May 2, , after making a required site visit to Blacksburg to evaluate Tech's formal application, the ACC took its first vote on expansion since Virginia was admitted in Miami ultimately decided to stay in the Big East, and the Hokies were subsequently admitted as a full members of the Big East.
Syracuse was not named as a defendant because the plaintiffs found no examples of promises by Syracuse on which they made financial decisions.
Clough was the individual who visited with Virginia Tech president Charles Steger to officially deliver the news of the ACC change of heart on June It joined along with Pittsburgh, which had been one of the co-plaintiffs in Tech's suit against the ACC.
West Virginia left the Big East for the Big 12 that same year. Another co-plaintiff, Rutgers went to the Big 10 in The fifth co-plaintiff, Connecticut, stayed with the Big East until its football members became the American Athletic Conference in Moving past the conference wars[ edit ] Before the conference controversies were settled, Tech had hired a new head coach to replace Stokes.
Seth Greenberg , who was head coach at South Florida , was hired prior to the —04 season. Tech had its first winning record since under Greenberg, going and advancing to its first Big East basketball tournament in Madison Square Garden.
Tech's first season in the ACC resulted in an conference record, good enough for a fourth seed and first-round bye in the team conference tournament. Greenburg was named ACC Coach of the Year,  and the Hokies advanced to their first post-season tournament since After a down year in , Tech surged for the next five years.
It ended the year with a record, the first time Tech had crossed the win mark since the season, when it also went to the NCAA tournament. In January , Virginia Tech beat No. The following year Virginia Tech added another victory over a top-ranked team on February 26, , when it beat No.
After a disappointing —12 season and after nine seasons with a record of — at Virginia Tech, Greenberg was fired. Greenberg has the second most wins all-time at Virginia Tech behind Moir.
The Hokies beat 15th-ranked Oklahoma State on December 1,