Update [5:20 PM]: Further reports indicate Whit Babcock spoke with Ryan Odom about the Hokies' vacancy.
Update [4:50 PM]: The Baltimore Sun refuted previous reports that Ryan Odom was set to be the next men's basketball coach at Virginia Tech.
UMBC men's basketball coach Ryan Odom is not leaving for the same position at Virginia Tech, he told The Baltimore Sun on Saturday.
Two other sources with knowledge of the situation disputed reports that the coach was leaving after three seasons in Catonsville. The Washington Post reported Saturday that the Hokies, who have a vacancy after Buzz Williams accepted the job at Texas A&M this week, were set to announce Odom as coach at 6 p.m. Saturday.
Original Post: Per reports from the Washington Post and WDBJ-TV, the Hokies have zeroed in on Ryan Odom as their next men's basketball coach. A Virginia Tech spokesperson declined to comment on the news.
Everything pointing to Ryan Odom as next VT basketball coach.— Travis Wells (@TravisWells7) April 6, 2019
The UMBC head man guided the Retrievers to the 2018 NCAA Tournament per an America East Conference title. There he architected an unprecedented upset. Sixteen-seed UMBC upset No. 1 Virginia. That's the first time ever a No. 1 seed lost to a No. 16 seed in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Odom spent seven years (2003–2010) on the Virginia Tech staff as an assistant to Seth Greenberg.