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Virginia Tech Hires Marquette's Megan Duffy as Next Women’s Basketball Head Coach

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Virginia Tech has hired Marquette head coach Megan Duffy as the next head coach of the Hokies' Women's Basketball program, replacing Kenny Brooks who left to become the head coach at Kentucky after a historic eight-year tenure in Blacksburg.

Duffy comes to Virginia Tech after spending the past five seasons at Marquette during which she reached three NCAA Tournament appearances (would be four if not for COVID) and won at least 19 games in all five seasons there including four 20+ win seasons and a winning conference record in all five seasons. Prior to Marquette, Duffy reached the WNIT at Miami (OH) in each of her two seasons there with 21+ wins both years.

As a head coach, she has a 154-66 record and was the 2019-20 Big East Coach of the Year. She also was a standout player for Notre Dame under Muffet McGraw in the early 2000s.

Duffy had the following comments on taking the VT job in Tech's press release.

“I am ecstatic to join Virginia Tech Athletics as the leader of the women’s program,” Duffy said. “The opportunity to continue the winning tradition with Hokie Nation and to be a part of the passionate, savvy Blacksburg community makes this a dream job for me. The ACC is the best conference in the country with deep talent and outstanding leaders. The work with the team begins today as we look toward building the next great Hokie team. I want to thank President Sands, Whit Babcock and the entire athletics administration for welcoming Kevin and I to the university, sharing their vision for the program, and for their long-term support of women’s sports.”

VT athletic director Whit Babcock also shared the following remarks on the hiring of Duffy.

“I am thrilled to welcome Coach Duffy and her husband Kevin to Virginia Tech,” Babcock said. “An accomplished player and coach, Megan has a relentless work ethic and a demonstrated ability to develop talent and build successful programs.

“She is a proven winner and committed to continuing our women’s basketball program’s momentum. I am confident Hokie Nation will embrace and support Megan as we enter the next chapter of Virginia Tech women’s basketball.”

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