Virginia Tech Athletics announces extensions for six head coaches

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BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech director of athletics Whit Babcock declared Friday that the contracts or letters of appointment of six Tech head coaches have been extended as indicated below. Mike Younger (men’s basketball) and John Szefc (baseball) are both under agreement through the 2027 seasons, whilst Dave Cianelli (track and subject, cross place) is under agreement by means of 2024. The other three coaches have experienced their letters of appointment extended as a result of the dates indicated underneath. 
 

 
“All of these coaches have exhibited their motivation to serving to our student-athletes develop in numerous places of their life, though upholding our high expectations of academic and athletic excellence at Virginia Tech,” Babcock stated. “Primarily based on a number of components, we felt it prudent to increase the agreements of all these coaches. We are very pleased of our whole roster of head coaches at Virginia Tech, and we are significantly delighted that we have retained the abilities of these six people today for the Hokies going ahead.”
 
Younger earned ACC Coach of the Year honors in 2020-21, guiding the Hokies to the NCAA Match in his second 12 months at the helm of the system. The Radford, Virginia native guided the Hokies to a 4- record against AP Best 25 opponents previous time, which includes victories more than Virginia, Duke and Villanova. Youthful owns a 31-23 document in two seasons with the Hokies, which includes a 22-8 home mark at Cassell Coliseum. The 2019 Sporting Information Countrywide Mentor of the Calendar year arrived in Blacksburg adhering to a record-setting 17-season tenure at Wofford. He owns a 330-267 profession history as a head mentor.
 
Szefc guided the Hokies to 16 ACC victories in 2021, Tech’s greatest meeting acquire complete considering the fact that 2010. Szefc’s squad opened the 2021 ACC time with sequence wins at No. 6 Miami and towards No. 25 North Carolina. The Hokies also registered a 3-sport sweep at No. 15 Pitt. The Hokies finished the 2021 marketing campaign at 27-25 in general, marking Tech’s greatest seasonal victory full considering the fact that 2013. Szefc came to Tech after leading Maryland to 3 NCAA appearances and a 180-122 document as the Terrapins’ head coach, ending that school’s 43-yr NCAA Match drought. He owns a 477-349-3 career head coaching history. 

Cianelli has arguably led Tech’s most habitually productive method all through his 21-12 months tenure primary the observe and subject/cross nation groups for the Hokies. Underneath his tutelage, the men’s indoor keep track of squad won the 2021 ACC indoor title by the greatest margin in modern day meeting heritage. It marked the 17th overall workforce ACC championship claimed by the Hokies less than Cianelli. His teams have generated 17 NCAA personal champions, 310 All-America honors realized by 110 university student-athletes, as perfectly as eight Olympians such as Kristi Castlin and Queen Harrison. 
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Robertson has created Tech’s women’s golfing software from its inception and guided the Hokies to their initial NCAA Championship visual appearance in plan history in 2021. Below her leadership, Tech has skilled for the NCAAs 3 straight yrs and realized its best-ever countrywide ranking this earlier season, achieving No. 14 in the Golfstat rankings. A finalist for the WGCA Nationwide Coach of the 12 months, Robertson has tutored unique standouts Amanda Hollandsworth and Emily Mahar, who have both equally skilled and competed at the U.S. Women’s Open. 
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Thompson has served as men’s tennis coach considering that 1998, generating him the longest-tenured energetic head mentor at Virginia Tech. Considering that his arrival in Blacksburg, the application has manufactured the NCAA Event on 15 events, like 12 berths in excess of the earlier 14 seasons. Thompson has coached a pair of All-America performers in Aaron Marchetti (1999) and Joao Monteiro (2016). In addition, he has assisted create 25 All-ACC honorees, like Amerigo Contini and Andreas Bjerrehus, who both of those attained all-conference honors four moments apiece for the Hokies.  
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Zawacki-Holdren has guided Tech’s women’s tennis system because 2004. The Hokies personal a pair of NCAA Event appearances, like a 2015 campaign that saw Tech arrive at the second spherical for the first time in program historical past. In her 18 years at the helm, Zawacki-Holdren has generated eight nationally-ranked singles gamers, four nationally-ranked doubles groups and seven All-ACC options, which include to start with-crew All-ACC honoree Francesca Fusinato.
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