Seth Greenberg

Seth Greenberg (born April 18, 1956)

Teams coached: Long Beach State 49ers, South Florida Bulls, Virginia Tech Hokies
Long Beach State record: 105-70 (.600)
South Florida record: 108-100 (.519)
Virginia Tech record: 170-123 (.580)
Overall record: 383-293 (.567)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2003-2012 Virginia Tech
1996-2003 South Florida
1990-1996 Long Beach State
1987-1990 Long Beach State (asst)
1985-1987 Miami (FL) (asst)
1983-1984 Virginia (asst)
1980-1983 Pittsburgh (asst)
1978-1980 Columbia (asst)

Seth Greenberg Facts

  • Seth Vincent Greenberg
  • Born April 18, 1956
  • Hometown: Plainview, New York
  • Alma Mater: Fairleigh Dickinson University (BA, 1978)
  • After graduating from John F. Kennedy HS in Plainview, Greenberg played four years at FDU under head coach Al Lobalbo
  • Started coaching right after college as an assistant to Buddy Mahar at Columbia for two seasons
  • Spent the next ten years as a Division I assistant, working under Roy Chipman (Pittsburgh), Terry Holland (Virginia), Bill C. Foster (Miami) and Joe Harrington (Long Beach State)
  • Took over the 49ers program in 1990, leading them to two Big West Tournament titles and NCAA trips during his six-year tenure
    • Left in 1996 to take the head coaching job at South Florida, then in Conference USA
  • After winning 108 games in seven years at USF, Greenberg was hired to take over the Virginia Tech program
    • The Hokies moved from the Big East to the ACC in 2004 after Greenberg’s first year on the job
    • Greenberg was twice named ACC Coach of the Year and led the Hokies to one NCAA Tournament and five NITs
    • Despite winning 21+ games four times in his last six years, Greenberg was surprisingly fired in April 2012 by AD Jim Weaver
  • Greenberg has worked as a college basketball analyst at ESPN since 2012, working game broadcasts and eventually joining the crew of ESPN’s College GameDay before the 2014-15 seasons
  • Inducted into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012 and the Long Beach State Hall of Fame in 2013
  • Older brother Brad Greenberg is also a basketball coach, spending four years as the head coach at Radford after working with Seth at Virginia Tech from 2003-2007
    • Brad Greenberg has been a head coach overseas since 2012, most recently with the Kosovo senior national team and Maccabi Ashdod in the Israeli Basketball Premier League

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