Is Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg the ACC coach of the year?
Ever since the Hokies pulled off the weekend's biggest upset, getting a much-needed signature victory over No. 1 Duke, it seems more and more folks have begun to notice the job Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg has done this season in the face of a wave of injuries.
Despite losing two key contributors before the year even began (senior J.T. Thompson and sophomore Allan Chaney), another two in mid-December (senior Dorenzo Hudson and sophomore Cadarian Raines, and a fifth player to transfer following the fall semester (sophomore Ben Boggs), the Hokies (19-8, 9-5) sit alone in fourth place in the ACC and appear to be on the cusp of their first NCAA tournament berth since 2007.
The way he's adopted a zone defense and kept his players focus away from all the injuries could be the greatest strategic and motivational accomplishments of Greenberg's eight-year tenure in Blacksburg. As a result, Yahoo named Greenberg its ACC coach of the year Sunday.
The article also has senior Malcolm Delaney as a first team all-ACC selection and senior Jeff Allen as a second team all-ACC selection. For the record, if we're only including one Virginia Tech player on the all-ACC first team, my choice would be Allen.
But the question I pose to you is, who deserves to win ACC coach of the year when the league's end-of-year awards are named following the conclusion of the regular season? Keep in mind, Greenberg has won the award twice before, in 2005 and 2008.
| February 28, 2011; 9:48 AM ET
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