Buzz Williams will be introduced as the new head coach at Texas A&M on Wednesday.
Williams informed players at Virginia Tech he was moving on and accepted an offer to relocate to College Station as head coach of the Aggies.
Williams was scheduled to earn $3 million next season at Virginia Tech and has a contract buyout of $750,000 for the 2019-20 season.
Billy Kennedy was fired March 15 at the end of his eighth season with the Aggies, who went 14-18 overall and 6-12 in the SEC in 2018-19. The 11th-place league finish came on the heels of a 22-win season a year earlier, when the Aggies earned their second NCAA Tournament appearance in Kennedy’s tenure.
Virginia Tech’s season ended last week with a 75-73 loss to Duke in the East Region semifinals. The Hokies finished 26-9, giving Williams a 100-69 record in five seasons in Blacksburg, Va.
Williams, 46, has led the Hokies to three straight NCAA Tournament berths.
A native Texan, he coached at New Orleans (2006-07) before moving on to Marquette, where he spent six seasons. Five of them ended in the NCAA Tournament.
Overall, his coaching record is 253-155.
—Field Level Media