Buzz Williams signs contract extension at Virginia Tech

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia Tech Athletics has announced a contract extension for head men’s basketball coach, Buzz Williams.

Hokies Athletic Director Whit Babcock announced Wednesday that Williams signed a two-year extension that will keep him under contract through the 2022-2023 season. The new deal will pay the coach $2.5 million next season, and $3.3 million in the final year of the deal. The staff salary pool will also increase to $1.2 million.

Williams lead Virginia Tech to a 20-15 (10-8 ACC) mark and a second round appearance in the NIT. The 43-year-old arrived in Blacksburg in 2014 and went 11-22 (2-16 ACC) in his first season for a program that went 9-22 in the previous year.

The turnaround from 2-16 to 10-8 is the greatest in ACC history for teams that won fewer than three games the prior season, according to Hokie Sports.

The Hokies will enter the 2016-17 campaign as a consensus preseason Top 25 squad, marking the first time Tech will begin a season ranked since 2010-11.

Williams went 139-69 in six seasons at Marquette before taking the job at Virginia Tech.

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