Dennis Wolff

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This article is about the basketball coach. For the Pennsylvania politician, see Dennis C. Wolff.
Dennis Wolff
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Virginia Tech
Record 40-66
Biographical details
Born (1955-03-01) March 1, 1955 (age 59)
New York City, New York
Playing career
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Connecticut College
St. Bonaventure (asst.)
Wake Forest (asst.)
SMU (asst.)
Virginia (asst.)
Boston University
Virginia Tech (asst.)
Virginia Tech (women)
Head coaching record
Overall 277-215
Accomplishments and honors
America East Regular Season Championship (2002, 2003, 2004)
America East Tournament Championship (1997, 2002)
America East Coach of the Year (1997, 2003, 2004)

Dennis Wolff (born March 1, 1955) is the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies women's basketball team.[1] The role is Wolff's first job coaching a women's team. Prior to the role, Wolff served as Director of Basketball Operations & Assistant to the Head Coach for the Virginia Tech men's team.[2] He is the former head coach of men's basketball at Boston University, a position from which he was fired on March 11, 2009 after 15 seasons.

Wolff finished his collegiate basketball career at UConn after playing two years at LSU. He became the head coach at Boston University following the 1993-1994 season, taking over for Bob Brown. He was previously the head coach at Connecticut College, where he coached from 1980 to 1982. In between his head coaching jobs, Wolff was an assistant at St. Bonaventure, Wake Forest, SMU, and the University of Virginia. Wolff left BU with a record of 247-197, the most wins in school history. His career head coaching record is 277-215.

Wolff was fired following the 2008–2009 season, his 15th with the Terriers.

Dennis and his wife JoAnn have 3 children, Nicole, Matthew and Michael. Nicole played for the University of Connecticut women's basketball team, while Matthew played for his father at Boston University, and is an assistant coach at American University. Michael played hockey at Brown University.

Head coaching record[edit]


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Connecticut College (NCAA Division III) (1980–1982)
1980–1981 Connecticut College 16-8
1981-1982 Connecticut College 14-10
Connecticut College: 30-18
Boston University (America East Conference) (1994–present)
1994–1995 Boston University 15-16 7-9 T-4th
1995–1996 Boston University 18-11 13-5 2nd
1996–1997 Boston University 25-5 17-1 1st NCAA 1st Round
1997–1998 Boston University 19-11 12-6 T-1st
1998–1999 Boston University 9-18 5-13 8th
1999–2000 Boston University 7-22 5-13 T-8th
2000–2001 Boston University 14-14 9-9 5th
2001-2002 Boston University 22-10 13-3 T-1st NCAA 1st Round
2002–2003 Boston University 20-11 13-3 T-1st NIT 1st Round
2003–2004 Boston University 23-6 17-1 1st NIT Opening Round
2004–2005 Boston University 20-9 14-4 3rd NIT 1st Round
2005–2006 Boston University 12-16 9-7 T-3rd
2006–2007 Boston University 12-18 8-8 3rd
2007–2008 Boston University 14-17 9-7 6th
2008–2009 Boston University 17-13 11-5 3rd
Boston University: 247-197 162-94
Total: 277-215

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Virginia Tech (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2011–present)
2011-12 Virginia Tech 7-23 3-13 13th
2012-13 Virginia Tech 10-20 4-14 12th
2013-14 Virginia Tech 14-15 4-12 12th
2014-15 Virginia Tech 10-10 1-6 ongoing
Virginia Tech: 41-68 12-45
Total: 41-68

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


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