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Tech Women’s Lacrosse head coach John Sung resigns – VT

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock confirmed Wednesday that he has accepted the resignation of women’s lacrosse Head Coach John Sung. Babcock indicated that a national search would begin immediately to find a new leader for Tech’s women’s lacrosse program.
Sung joined the Hokies in May 2016 after spending four seasons at Winthrop. In five seasons (2017-21) at Tech, his squads compiled a 45-39 (.536) overall record and a 10-22 mark in ACC play. His career head coaching record stands at 145-84 (.633). 
“On behalf of Virginia Tech Athletics, we would like to thank Coach Sung for the impact he had on the success of our women’s lacrosse program,” Babcock said. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.” 
“After much conversation with my family, I feel it is the right time to step away from coaching the women’s lacrosse program at Virginia Tech,” Sung said. “I will always be grateful to Dr. Sands and Whit for giving me the opportunity to coach in the ACC. I am proud of all the individuals who played a part in elevating the expectations for women’s lacrosse during our time at Tech. I wish the current student-athletes and the program nothing but the best going forward.” 
The Hokies finished the 2021 campaign with a 5-11 record and a 1-8 mark in ACC play. Tech reached its first-ever NCAA tournament under Sung in 2018, advancing to the second round and finishing the year with a 14-7 overall record and a 5-2 mark in conference play. Sung guided Winthrop to NCAA tournament berths in both 2015 and 2016 prior to his arrival in Blacksburg. 

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