Biggest challenges for new coaches 

May, 29, 2014
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WilliamsChris Coduto/Icon SMIBuzz Williams is known as a relentless recruiter. Will that success continue at Virginia Tech?
Coaching is about problem solving, and when a new coach takes over a program, more often than not there are many issues to resolve. How do you take a school with no positive history and make it a contender? If it has had past accomplishments, how do you help restore that?

Here are five outstanding coaches in new situations, each with a unique problem he must navigate in order to have success.


Buzz Williams, Virginia Tech Hokies
Challenge: Geography

Williams surprised many, not by leaving Marquette, but by leaving for one of the more challenging jobs in the ACC. And the major issue is overcoming the location of the Virginia Tech campus.