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Dennis Wolff (born March 1, 1955) is an American basketball coach whose most recent coaching position was with the Virginia Tech Hokies women's team. 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. 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.
Wolff at Virginia Tech in 2013
|Title||Director of operations|
|Born||March 1, 1955|
New York City, New York
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1982–1985||St. Bonaventure (assistant)|
|1985–1989||Wake Forest (assistant)|
|2009–2010||Virginia Tech (assistant)|
|2010–2016||Virginia Tech (women's)|
|2016–present||Old Dominion (director of ops)|
|Head coaching record|
|Tournaments||0–2 (NCAA Division I)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|3× America East regular season (2002–2004)|
2× America East Tournament (1997, 2002)
|3× America East Coach of the Year (1997, 2003, 2004)|
Wolff, a native of New York City, 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
|Connecticut College Camels (NCAA Division III independent schools) (1980–1982)|
|Boston University Terriers (America East Conference) (1994–2009)|
|1996–97||Boston University||25–5||17–1||1st||NCAA Division I First Round|
|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|
Postseason invitational champion
|Virginia Tech Hokies (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2011–2016)|
|2015–16||Virginia Tech||18–14||5–11||11th||WNIT Second Round|