Buzz Williams hired by Texas A&M from Virginia Tech

Buzz Williams is headed back to Texas A&M, this time as its head men’s basketball coach.

The hiring of the former Aggies assistant was confirmed by the school Wednesday.

Williams spent the past five seasons as the coach of Virginia Tech, compiling was 100-69 record with three NCAA tournament appearances. This season, the Hokies went 26-9 and reached the Sweet 16.

“I am so humbled and honored to return home to Texas A&M, and proud to lead the Aggies,” Williams said in a statment. “I’d like to thank Chancellor Sharp, President Young and (athletic director) Scott Woodward for this incredible opportunity.  This is our home, and we are ready to join with the 12th Man to win championships, graduate our players and represent this world-class university with integrity.”

Williams was an assistant at Texas A&M for two seasons from 2004-06 and helped the Aggies reach the NCAA tournament in 2006. He also spent six seasons as the coach of Marquette.

 

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