Dennis Wolff

Dennis Wolff (born March 1, 1955)

Teams coached: Connecticut College Camels, Boston University Terriers
Connecticut College record^: 30-18 (.625)
Boston University record: 247-197 (.556)
Overall record^: 277-215 (.563)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (1997, 2002)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  3  (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • WNIT Appearances:  1  (2016)
  • America East Regular Season Champion:  5  (1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • America East Tournament Champion:  2  (1997, 2002)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-2021 Old Dominion (DBO)
2010-2016 Virginia Tech (women’s)
2009-2010 Virginia Tech (DBO)
1994-2009 Boston University
1990-1994 Virginia (asst)
1989-1990 SMU (asst)
1985-1989 Wake Forest (asst)
1982-1985 St. Bonaventure (asst)
1980-1982 Connecticut College
1978-1980 Trinity College (asst)

Dennis Wolff Facts

  • Dennis Wolff
  • Born March 1, 1955
  • Hometown: New York City, New York
  • Alma Mater: University of Connecticut (BA, 1978)
  • The NYC-native played two seasons at LSU under Dale Brown before transferring to UConn in 1975
    • Finished his career with the Huskies, playing one season each under Dee Rowe and Dom Perno
  • First coaching role was a two-year stint assisting at D-III Trinity College in Hartford, CT
  • Spent two years as the head coach at D-III Connecticut College, going 30-18 overall
  • Hired by Jim O’Brien at St. Bonaventure in 1982, spending three years as one of his assistants
  • Moved on to Wake Forest in 1985, working under head coach Bob Staak for the next four seasons
  • Assisted John Shumate for one year at SMU and then Jeff Jones for four seasons at Virginia
  • Hired in 1994 to be the head coach at Boston University, his first D-I head coaching opportunity
    • Compiled a 247-197 record in 15 seasons with the Terriers program
    • Won or shared five AEast titles and went to two NCAA Tournaments and three NITs
    • Let go in March 2009 after four-straight seasons without a postseason berth
  • Spent the next season as director of basketball operations for Seth Greenberg at Virginia Tech
  • In 2010, he accepted the position of head women’s coach for the Hokies
    • Went 62-93 in five seasons, culminating with a trip to the WNIT in 2016
  • Reunited with Jones in 2016, spending five years on his staff at Old Dominion as director of basketball operations
  • Along with his wife, JoAnn, has one daughter and two sons

Dennis Wolff Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the men’s NCAA Division I and Division III levels only