Marquette's Buzz Williams headed to Virginia Tech as next head coach

Buzz Williams is headed to Virginia Tech after six mostly successful seasons coaching at Marquette.

Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock announced Williams' hiring Friday night in a statement. He will be formally introduced at a press conference Monday in Blacksburg.

Babcock called Williams a "proven winner" with a strong track record of success.

Marquette thanked Williams in a statement for elevating the program in the Big East. The Golden Eagles finished 17-15 this year, ending their eight-year streak of NCAA tournament appearances.

Marquette interim vice president and athletic director Bill Cords says the school has already begun a search for new head coach.