Fans react to Kenny Brooks leaving Virginia Tech for Kentucky

Virginia Tech fans react to Kenny Brooks leaving Blacksburg to take the head coaching job at Kentucky.

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Where there is smoke there is fire. That was the case over the last week in regards to Kenny Brooks. Last week, rumors surfaced that the Virginia Tech women’s basketball coach had interviews for the opening at Kentucky before the NCAA Tournament began. Over the last couple of days, the rumors looked like they might become reality and that was the case Tuesday.

Virginia Tech announced, before Kentucky did, that Brooks was leaving for the same position in Lexington. After eight years in Blacksburg, Brooks will look to do with the Wildcats program what he did with the Hokies, turn them into a National Championship contender. What Brooks did in Blacksburg is nothing short of amazing, building a program and bringing them their first ACC Tournament Championship in 2023, their first-ever Final Four trip a few weeks later, and then the 2023-24 ACC regular season championship.

Following the news of Brooks leaving for Kentucky, fans took to social media,

Not all fans were happy, however.

Brooks leaves behind an era with Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore that will go unmatched at Virginia Tech for women’s basketball. Not only did they succeed on the court, but they became a part of the community and won the hearts of all the fans.