Virginia Tech confirmed Wednesday that head coach Buzz Williams has left the school to take the same position at Texas A&M.
Jon Rothstein of CBSSports.com first reported the agreement Tuesday. Williams has coached the past five years at Virginia Tech after spending time at Marquette and New Orleans.
The 46-year-old has a 253-155 record at the Division I level, including 100 wins with the Hokies, and he completed a tremendous turnaround in his most recent stop.
After taking over a program that went three years without a winning season and was 9-22 the year before he was hired, Williams needed only two seasons to get to 20 wins with the Hokies. In 2018-19, his fifth year with the program, he helped the squad reach its second Sweet 16 in program history.
The team nearly knocked off No. 1 overall seed Duke before suffering a 75-73 loss.
At Marquette, the coach reached the Sweet 16 in three straight seasons, including one run to the Elite Eight.
As successful as he has been in his previous stops, Williams is a Texas native who has worked as an assistant for the Aggies before becoming a head coach. His familiarity could make this a natural fit as he tries to turn around another program.
Texas A&M is only one year removed from a trip to the Sweet 16, but Billy Kennedy was fired this year after a disappointing 14-18 season.
With plenty of returning talent, this team could be a real threat in the SEC.