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Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg pursuing Maryland assistant Robert Ehsan

Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg is interested in hiring Maryland assistant coach Robert Ehsan to fill the Hokies’ assistant coaching job vacated by Adrian Autry last month, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation.

The sources requested anonymity because no agreement has been finalized.

Ehsan, 29, has worked under Gary Williams at Maryland the past six seasons and was named interim head coach of the Terrapins after Williams unexpectedly announced his retirement last week.

New Maryland coach Mark Turgeon, who will be introduced during a noon press conference in College Park on Wednesday, has not yet indicated what members, if any, of Williams’s coaching staff he will retain.

Neither Ehsan nor Greenberg immediately responded to messages left on their respective cellphones.

Ehsan is best known for his player development skills as part of Maryland’s 2010 ACC regular season championship team. During the days after Williams retired, former Terrapin Greivis Vasquez openly campaigned on twitter for Athletic Director Kevin Anderson to consider Ehsan as the permanent replacement for Williams.

Ehsan was a college point guard at UC-Davis before joining Maryland as a graduate assistant prior to the 2005-06 season. He’s been a full-time assistant under Williams the past three years.

Autry became the fourth assistant coach to leave Virginia Tech men’s basketball in three offseasons when he accepted a similar position last month at Syracuse, his alma mater. Greenberg is also looking for a new director of basketball operations after Dennis Wolff was hired as Virginia Tech’s women’s basketball coach in March.

Last week, Greenberg announced assistant coach James Johnson had been elevated to the position of associate head coach. Assistant coach John Richardson, who just completed his first season in Blacksburg, remains on staff.

Mark Giannotto is a Montgomery County native who covers high school sports for The Washington Post. He previously covered Virginia and Virginia Tech football for five years.


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