Report: Virginia Tech contacts Lutz
Virginia Tech apparently is interested in talking with North Carolina State assistant coach Bobby Lutz about its head-coaching job.
The Washington Post reported Friday that Virginia Tech officials approached Lutz about the vacancy.
The opening was created Monday after Seth Greenberg was fired. The Hokies finished 16-17 this past season and had reached the NCAA tournament once in Greenberg’s nine seasons.
Lutz was the head coach at North Carolina Charlotte for 12 seasons. He joined coach Mark Gottfried’s staff at N.C. State this past season after one year as an assistant at Iowa State. Lutz posted a 218-158 record at Charlotte and his teams made five NCAA tournament appearances.
The Post also reported that Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver reached out to Virginia Commonweatth coach Shaka Smart, but Smart was not receptive to leaving. Smart reportedly turned down an offer from Illinois last month.