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20-Win Seasons Rare for the Hokies
by Chris Coleman, TechSideline.com

Virginia Tech will take on the Baylor Bears on Saturday morning, and a win will give the Hokies their 20th victory of the season. That's only happened 15 times in 100 seasons of basketball at Virginia Tech, so it's not something to take lightly.

The Hokies won 20 games or more for five straight seasons in the 1980s, but the program fell on hard times shortly thereafter. Bill Foster briefly brought the program back in the mid-90s, and now Seth Greenberg is going for his third straight 20-win season.

20-Win Seasons
Year Record Coach

1959-60

20-6

Chuck Noe

1966-67

20-7

Howie Shannon

1972-73

22-5

Don DeVoe

1975-76

21-7

Don DeVoe

1978-79

22-9

Charlie Moir

1979-80

21-8

Charlie Moir

1981-82

20-11

Charlie Moir

1982-83

23-11

Charlie Moir

1983-84

22-13

Charlie Moir

1984-85

20-9

Charlie Moir

1985-86

22-9

Charlie Moir

1994-95

25-10

Bill Foster

1995-96

23-6

Bill Foster

2006-07

22-12

Seth Greenberg

2007-08

21-14

Seth Greenberg

 

Charlie Moir was at the helm during the golden age of Tech basketball in the 1980s, but after he left the program fell off. Tech has had just four 20-win seasons since, twice under Bill Foster and twice under Seth Greenberg. Of course, there were just four 20-win seasons in program history before Charlie Moir arrived.

Overall, Moir had seven 20-win teams at Virginia Tech, while three other coaches have had two 20-win teams.

20-Win Seasons, 
By Coaches
Coach Number

Charlie Moir

7

Don DeVoe

2

Bill Foster

2

Seth Greenberg

2

Howie Shannon

1

Chuck Noe

1

Total

15

 

Obviously Moir is the most famous of Tech's basketball coaches, with 213 total wins in Blacksburg. That is almost twice as many as Chuck Noe, who is in second place with 109 career wins. However, Moir's 213 wins and seven 20-win seasons are tainted by the fact that the Hokies were slapped with 12 NCAA violations in 1987 and put on probation. Moir was cleared of any wrongdoing, but the probation hurt the program, and Moir himself left following the 1986-87 season.

With a victory over Baylor tomorrow, Seth Greenberg will have his third straight 20-win season, putting him all alone in second place behind Moir in career 20-win seasons. It would also be just the second time in school history that Tech has been able to win 20 games in a season for three consecutive years.

Greenberg already has one accomplishment this year that hasn't been done since the Moir era. For just the second time in school history, the Hokies are playing in the postseason for the third straight year. The Hokies were in the NCAA tournament in 2007 and the NIT each of the last two years.

Tech went to postseason play for five straight seasons from 1982 through 1986. That included NIT appearances in 1982, 1983 and 1984, while the 1985 and 1986 squads made the NCAA tournament.

So while it's easy to be disappointed that Virginia Tech didn't make the NCAA tournament this year, it's important to remember that the program is still in its growing stages. They are in the postseason for the third straight year for just the second time in school history, and they can win 20 games in a season for the third straight year for just the second time. Those are steps in the right direction.

 

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