Dennis Wolff

Dennis Wolff (born March 1, 1955)[1] is an American basketball coach whose most recent coaching position was with the Virginia Tech Hokies women's team.[2] The role is Wolff's first job coaching a women's team. Prior to the role, Wolff served as director of basketball operations and assistant to the head coach for the Virginia Tech men's team.[3] He is the former head coach of men's basketball at Boston University, a position from which he was fired on March 11, 2009, after 15 seasons.

Dennis Wolff
2013 Virginia Tech - Robert Morris - Dennis Wolff speaking to team.jpg
Wolff at Virginia Tech in 2013
Current position
TitleDirector of operations
TeamOld Dominion
ConferenceConference USA
Biographical details
Born (1955-03-01) March 1, 1955 (age 65)
New York City, New York
Playing career
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980–1982Connecticut College
1982–1985St. Bonaventure (assistant)
1985–1989Wake Forest (assistant)
1989–1990SMU (assistant)
1990–1994Virginia (assistant)
1994–2009Boston University
2009–2010Virginia Tech (assistant)
2010–2016Virginia Tech (women's)
2016–presentOld Dominion (director of ops)
Head coaching record
Overall277–215 (men's)
62–93 (women's)
Tournaments0–2 (NCAA Division I)
0–3 (NIT)
1–1 (WNIT)
Accomplishments and honors
America East regular season (2002–2004)
America East Tournament (1997, 2002)
America East Coach of the Year (1997, 2003, 2004)

Wolff, a native of New York City,[3] finished his collegiate basketball career at UConn after playing two years at LSU. He became the head coach at Boston University following the 1993–94 season, taking over for Bob Brown. He was previously the head coach at Connecticut College, where he coached from 1980 to 1982. In between his head coaching jobs, Wolff was an assistant at St. Bonaventure, Wake Forest, SMU, and the University of Virginia. Wolff left BU with a record of 247–197, the most wins in school history. His career overall record is 277–215 in men's college basketball and 62–93 in women's.

The following season, Wolff was the Director of Operations for Virginia Tech under Seth Greenberg.

That following season, athletic director Jim Weaver named him the new Virginia Tech women's basketball coach.

After bringing the Virginia Tech women's basketball team to the postseason, making the NIT, for the first time since 2006–07, Wolff was fired on March 22, 2016.

In June 2016, Wolff was named Director of basketball Operations for Old Dominion University by head coach Jeff Jones.


Wolff and his wife, JoAnn, have three children: Nicole, Matthew and Michael. Nicole played for the University of Connecticut women's basketball team, while Matthew played for his father at Boston University and is an assistant coach at American University. Michael played hockey at Brown University.

Head coaching recordEdit


Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Connecticut College Camels (NCAA Division III independent schools) (1980–1982)
1980–81 Connecticut College 16–8
1981–82 Connecticut College 14–10
Connecticut College: 30–18
Boston University Terriers (America East Conference) (1994–2009)
1994–95 Boston University 15–16 7–9 T–4th
1995–96 Boston University 18–11 13–5 2nd
1996–97 Boston University 25–5 17–1 1st NCAA Division I First Round
1997–98 Boston University 19–11 12–6 T–1st
1998–99 Boston University 9–18 5–13 8th
1999–00 Boston University 7–22 5–13 T–8th
2000–01 Boston University 14–14 9–9 5th
2001–02 Boston University 22–10 13–3 T–1st NCAA Division I First Round
2002–03 Boston University 20–11 13–3 T–1st NIT First Round
2003–04 Boston University 23–6 17–1 1st NIT Opening Round
2004–05 Boston University 20–9 14–4 3rd NIT First Round
2005–06 Boston University 12–16 9–7 T–3rd
2006–07 Boston University 12–18 8–8 3rd
2007–08 Boston University 14–17 9–7 6th
2008–09 Boston University 17–13 11–5 3rd
Boston University: 247–197 162–94
Total: 277–215

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Virginia Tech Hokies (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2011–2016)
2011–12 Virginia Tech 7–23 3–13 13th
2012–13 Virginia Tech 10–20 4–14 12th
2013–14 Virginia Tech 14–16 4–12 12th
2014–15 Virginia Tech 12–20 1–15 14th
2015–16 Virginia Tech 18–14 5–11 11th WNIT Second Round
Virginia Tech: 62–93 17–65
Total: 62–93


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved September 23, 2015.
  2. ^ Dennis Wolff named Tech women's basketball coach, accessed March 26, 2011
  3. ^ a b

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