James Johnson, who packed up and left his assistant coaching job at Virginia Tech just weeks before the school fired head coach Seth Greenburg, is reportedly set to be named as Greenburg’s successor. Johnson left Blacksburg, landing at Clemson University, where he was just settling in as an assistant but apparently has told Clemson officials, including Tigers head coach Brad Brownell, that he would be accepting the position at Virginia Tech.
Johnson has previously worked as an assistant at George Mason, ODU, Penn State, and the College Of Charleston. He was Greenburg’s associate head coach recently, and now takes over a team that certainly has struggled under Greenburg, finishing 16-17 last season, 4-12 in the ACC. Although this will be Johnson’s first head coaching job, Hokie players are totally excited about the hire. An official announcement is expected on Tuesday.