September 25, 2009
Greenberg to receive Al LoBalbo Award
The award will be presented annually to a person who, like Coach LoBalbo, has, through selfless service, tireless dedication and education through sport, made significant contributions that transcend competition for the betterment of athletics and all who are involved.
Greenberg, now in his seventh season as the head coach of the Hokies, was a member of the men’s basketball team at Fairleigh Dickinson from 1974-78 under influential LoBalbo, the head coach at that time. After graduating from FDU, Greenberg began his coaching career at Columbia. He went on to serve as assistant coach at Pittsburgh, the University of Virginia, Miami and Long Beach State University. Along with Virginia Tech, Greenberg has served as head coach at Long Beach State and South Florida.
In more than 30 years since his graduation, Greenberg has influenced the lives of hundreds of student-athletes and coaches, instilling the values he learned from Coach LoBalbo. Greenberg is dedicated to teaching young adults and has shown his selflessness and enthusiasm for sport to student-athletes and other coaches throughout his career.
The Hokies open the 2009-10 regular season on Nov. 15 in Cassell Coliseum against Brown University at 7 p.m., in an opening-round game of the Philly Hoop Group Classic.
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