Men's Basketball Coaching Staff
Dennis Wolff
Dir. of Basketball Operations
Coach Info:
Position: Dir. of Basketball Operations
Hometown: New York City, N.Y.
Alma Mater: University of Connecticut
Graduating Year: 1978
Phone: (757) 683-3362
Email: dwolff@odu.edu 

Jeff Jones named Dennis Wolff as director of operations in June of 2016. Wolff was a former assistant coach to Jones at the University of Virginia from 1990-94.

“Dennis is a great friend and his knowledge as well as experience will be a welcome addition to our staff,” said Jones.

Wolff served as the head women’s basketball coach at Virginia Tech from 2011-16, posting a 61-93 record. In his inaugural season with the Hokies, Wolff guided Virginia Tech to an improved ACC record that featured a milestone win over then No. 8 nationally ranked Maryland. Tech’s win over the 2012 ACC Champion Terrapins marked the first time in over a decade that the Hokies have defeated a team ranked eighth or better and just the third time in team history.

In 2015, the Hokies went on a historic run in the ACC Tournament, advancing to the quarterfinal round for the first time since joining the league 10 years ago. Wolff served one season as the Director of Men’s Basketball Operations & Assistant to the Head Coach for the Virginia Tech men’s basketball program, where he assisted head coach Seth Greenberg in the day-to-day operations of the basketball program.

Wolff served as the head men’s basketball coach at Boston University from 1994-2009. Under Wolff’s guidance, the Terriers won three straight conference titles (2002-2004) and made four consecutive postseason appearances (2002-05) for the first time in school history. He was a three-time America East Coach of the Year and a two-time NABC District 1 Coach of the Year selection.

Wolff was 247-197 (.556) in 15 years at BU, and is the school’s all-time leader in victories. He arrived at BU following four years at UVA on Jones’ staff (1990-94). Additionally he spent four years (1985-89) as an assistant coach at Wake Forest and one year (1989-90) at Southern Methodist University.

Wolff began his coaching career at Trinity College, a Division III school in Hartford, Conn., where he served as an assistant from 1978-80. At the age of 25, he was named the head coach at Connecticut College and guided the Camels to a two-year mark of 30-18, including a successful 16-8 record in 1980-81, his first year as a head coach. In 1982, he began his first of three years as an assistant coach at St. Bonaventure.

He is an active participant in the USO Operation Hardwood in Iraq and the USO Operation Hoop Talk in Afghanistan.

A 1978 graduate of the University of Connecticut, Wolff was a two-year letterman under head coaches Dee Rowe and Dom Perno after transferring from Louisiana State University in 1975. A native of New York City, Wolff was a standout guard for Holy Cross High School. In recognition of his scholastic efforts, Wolff has since been inducted into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame.

Wolff and his wife JoAnn have three children: Nicole, Matt, and Michael.