Friday, April 15, 2011

Virginia Tech fills out coaching staff

New Virginia Tech coach Dennis Wolff has apparently locked in his coaching staff, according to this report in the Newport News Daily Press. In addition to former Vanderbilt star Chantelle Anderson, who we profiled earlier this week; the Hokies new coaches are:

Billi Godsey: a former guard at Archbishop Carroll High in Washington and Hofstra (1999-2003) who has spent the past three years as an assistant at UMBC;

Thomas Joyce: the men's basketball manager of operations at Bucknell the past two seasons who served in a similar role under Wolff at Boston University.

All certainly have highlights throughout their resumes. But did the applications for these jobs include the phrase "women's basketball coaching experience optional?" In addition to her three years at UMBC, Godsey spent two successful seasons as an assistant at Division II Molloy College. But Wolff and Joyce will be coaching women for the first time, and Anderson just completed her first season as an assistant.

Honestly, we thought Wolff would surround himself with at least one longtime women's basketball assistant. But maybe a lot of gender-specific experience is overrated. Here's hoping that's the case, because we'd certainly like to see this group succeed.

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