Dennis Wolff

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Dennis Wolff
Sport(s) Basketball
Current position
Title Director Of Operations
Team Old Dominion
Conference Conference USA
Biographical details
Born (1955-03-01) March 1, 1955 (age 62)
New York City, New York
Playing career
1973–1975 LSU
1976–1978 Connecticut
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1980–1982 Connecticut College
1982–1985 St. Bonaventure (asst.)
1985–1989 Wake Forest (asst.)
1989–1990 SMU (asst.)
1990–1994 Virginia (asst.)
1994–2009 Boston University
2009–2010 Virginia Tech (asst.)
2010–2016 Virginia Tech(women)
2016-present Old Dominion (Director Of Ops.)
Head coaching record
Overall 338-308
Accomplishments and honors
America East regular season championship (2002–2004)
America East Tournament championship (1997, 2002)
America East Coach of the Year (1997, 2003, 2004)

Dennis Wolff (born March 1, 1955)[1] is the former head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies women's basketball team.[2] 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.[3] 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, a native of New York City,[3] 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 overall record is 277-215 and 338-308 including women's games.

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

The following season, Wolff was the Director of Operations for Virginia Tech under Seth Greenberg.

That following season, athletic director Jim Weaver named him the new Virginia Tech women's basketball coach.

After bringing the Virginia Tech women's basketball team to the postseason, making the NIT, for the first time since 2006-2007, Wolff was fired on March 22, 2016.

In June 2016, Wolff was named Director of basketball Operations for Old Dominion University by head coach Jeff Jones.

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)
1980–81 Connecticut College 16-8
1981–82 Connecticut College 14-10
Connecticut College: 30-18
Boston University (America East Conference) (1994–present)
1994–95 Boston University 15-16 7-9 T-4th
1995–96 Boston University 18-11 13-5 2nd
1996–97 Boston University 25-5 17-1 1st NCAA 1st Round
1997–98 Boston University 19-11 12-6 T-1st
1998–99 Boston University 9-18 5-13 8th
1999–00 Boston University 7-22 5-13 T-8th
2000–01 Boston University 14-14 9-9 5th
2001–02 Boston University 22-10 13-3 T-1st NCAA 1st Round
2002–03 Boston University 20-11 13-3 T-1st NIT 1st Round
2003–04 Boston University 23-6 17-1 1st NIT Opening Round
2004–05 Boston University 20-9 14-4 3rd NIT 1st Round
2005–06 Boston University 12-16 9-7 T-3rd
2006–07 Boston University 12-18 8-8 3rd
2007–08 Boston University 14-17 9-7 6th
2008–09 Boston University 17-13 11-5 3rd
Boston University: 247-197 162-94
Total: 277-215

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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 14-16 4-12 12th
2014–15 Virginia Tech 12-20 1-15 14th
2015–16 Virginia Tech 18-14 5-11 11th WNIT Second Round
Virginia Tech: 62-93 17-65
Total: 62-93

      National champion         Postseason invitational 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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