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September 26, 2012

Greenberg brings experience to MBCA Clinic


Coming to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association 2012 Clinic in Columbia October 4 & 5 Seth Greenberg brings a wealth of experience from his years as an assistant and head coach at the NCAA Division I level.



During his career, Greenberg guided his teams to 367 victories in head coaching stints at Long Beach State, South Florida, and Virginia Tech.

As an assistant coach, Greenberg gained experience at Columbia, Pittsburg, Miami (Fla), and Virginia.

After his initial season coaching the team in the Big East Conference, he guided the Hokies through their first two full seasons in the Atlantic Coast Conference starting in 2004-05, earning the team a first-round bye in the ACC Tournament and their first post-season tournament appearance since 1996 with a trip to the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

Greenberg's success in 2005 earned him the ACC Coach of the Year award, given by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association and achievement he repeated in 2008.

During the 2006-07 season, Greenberg led the Hokies to signature victories against #1 North Carolina at home in an eight-day span. The victories landed the Hokies in the AP Top 25 for the first time in over a decade, and earned their first NCAA tournament appearance since the 1995-96 season.

Another highlight in Greenberg's career came on January 21, 2009 when the Hokies defeated #1 Wake Forest, 78-71. Wake Forest was the only remaining undefeated team in the nation at the time. On February 27, 2011 the Hokies defeated #1 Duke in Cassell Coliseum.


Greenberg was a mentor of two successful future NBA players, Lucious Harris and Bryon Russell. In the 1992-93 season, Greenberg led the 49ers to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in nearly 20 years. Earlier that season, the 49ers achieved what is arguably their greatest victory of all time, upsetting #1 Kansas at Allen Fieldhouse.

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Greenberg served as the chairman of the organizing committee of AllCoachesCare.com, an online sports memorabilia auction site to benefit Habitat for Humanity and aide in their efforts in helping to rebuild the Gulf Coast. He appeared numerous times on television and radio to promote this cause.
Greenberg has also become involved with students at Virginia Tech including working with the Student Government Association in implementing the Cassell Guard program. He is known for writing letters to the editor in the Collegiate Times student newspaper to encourage students to support the team. He also serves as faculty advisor of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity chapter on campus.

Greenberg has also served as an analyst for College Sports Television's coverage of the NCAA Tournament. He is often a guest on national, regional and local sports talk shows, including ESPN Radio and the Jim Rome Show.

At the 2012 clinic, Greenberg will present twice speaking on the 1-3-1 zone defense and building your half court defense. For more information on the clinic visit www.mobca.org.


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