Virginia Tech hires Megan Duffy to replace Kenny Brooks as women's basketball head coach

It took one week, but Virginia Tech has found their next women's basketball coach in Blacksburg.

Mar 10, 2024; Uncasville, CT, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles head coach Megan Duffy watches from the
Mar 10, 2024; Uncasville, CT, USA; Marquette Golden Eagles head coach Megan Duffy watches from the / David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Seven days ago, Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock met with the media and said that he was going to begin the search for his next women’s basketball coach one day after Kenny Brooks left for Kentucky. It has been a quiet seven days, which has had Hokies’ fans a little nervous about what was happening behind the scenes with the transfer portal being active.

Wednesday Babcock announced that Virginia Tech was hiring Megan Duffy, who spent the last five seasons at Marquette, to replace Brooks and she agreed to a six-year contract. In five seasons in charge of the Golden Eagles, she went 110-46 and 64-30 in the Big East. She led them to the NCAA Tournament the last two seasons, including a 67-55 loss to Mississippi in the first round this season. She has won 20 games or more in six of her seven seasons after spending her first two seasons as a head coach at Miami of Ohio. It's safe to say she had plenty of experience.

Duffy’s first bit of business will be to meet with the current players on the roster who have yet to enter the transfer portal. Clara Strack and Georgia Amoore have both entered the transfer portal with no-contact tags and will likely head to Kentucky with Brooks. Some key names have yet to enter the portal and would be big for Duffy to retain.

Carleigh Wenzel, Matilda Ekh, Rose Micheaux, and Carys Baker are still on the current Virginia Tech roster and it remains to be seen their decision over the next couple of days now that Babcock has officially hired a new coach.

There is no doubt that Duffy has had success at both stops before Virginia Tech and Hokies fans are hoping she can translate that to success in the ACC and continue Virginia Tech’s yearly trip to the NCAA Tournament.