Virginia Tech Hokies' Season Over, but Seth Greenberg Will Return

Justin CatesCorrespondent IMarch 29, 2010

CHARLOTTE, NC - MARCH 15:  Head coach Seth Greenberg of the Virginia Tech Hokies reacts from the sideline during the game against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the semifinals of the 2008 Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Bobcats Arena on March 15, 2008 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Virginia Tech's postseason run in the NIT once again fell a game short of reaching the final group after the Hokies lost to Rhode Island 79-72 Wednesday in Blacksburg.

The good news for Tech fans is any future trips to the Big Apple for coach Seth Greenberg will be with the Hokies.

Rumors had been heating up that put Greenberg at or near the top of the list for the now vacant coaching position at St. John’s.

As St. John’s publicly bumbled their way through a coaching search, Greenberg’s New York roots and low salary compared to other ACC coaches once again became concerns for Tech fans everywhere.

However, after meeting with Tech athletic director Jim Weaver on Friday, Greenberg signed a contract extension that will give him a raise and added two years to the four that were still remaining on his current deal.

Financial figures for the deal have yet to be released, but Weaver said the new deal would put Greenberg in the 'middle of the pack' in terms of the salaries of other ACC coaches.

"We want to reward people who have had accomplishments," Weaver said.

"Seth has certainly taken our men's basketball program to new levels in the last six years. I don't think there's been this kind of enthusiasm and passion for basketball since the mid-'80s.”

Greenberg, who has two daughters currently enrolled at Virginia Tech and a third in high school, is pleased to be staying in Blacksburg.

"A lot of our program is built on trust," Greenberg said.

"I wanted to make sure that our guys, everyone involved in our program, knew where I stood and what was important to me. I'm excited to be at Virginia Tech."