College Basketball Analyst
Seth Greenberg joined ESPN in 2012 as a college basketball analyst, bringing 35 years of coaching experience to the job. He appears on various platforms, most often as a game or studio analyst, and is a regular on SportsCenter and ESPN Radio. At the start of the 2014-2015 season, Greenberg joined ESPN’s College GameDay Covered by State Farm – the popular Saturday college basketball program that originates from one of the day’s top matchups – as an analyst. He is also an analyst on ACC Network’s Bald Men on Campus, alongside Jay Bilas and LaPhonso Ellis.
He has contributed to ESPN’s game coverage with the “Behind-the-Bench” series, where coaches allow him additional access in game and Greenberg gives the viewer’s analysis from a coach’s point of view. Greenberg is also a co-host on a weekly podcast Courtside with ESPN analyst Dan Dakich, available on ESPN.com.
Greenberg posted a record of 383-293 in his 22 years as a head coach (Long Beach State, South Florida, Virginia Tech), including four wins against No. 1 ranked teams, and road wins at Allen Fieldhouse, Dean Dome and Cameron Indoor Stadium, and secured 11 postseason appearances. He led the Virginia Tech Hokies for nine seasons (2003-12), where he was a two-time ACC Coach of the Year and reached the post-season six times. He is second on the school’s all-time wins list with 170-123 record, and his Hokies were 3-3 against No. 1 ranked teams with all three losses coming on the final possession of the game.
Following graduation from Fairleigh Dickinson – where he was a four-year letter winner under head coach Al LoBalbo – Greenberg began his coaching career as an assistant at Columbia in 1978. He moved to Pittsburgh two years later where he was part of a coaching staff that made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. He then spent the 1983-84 season as an assistant coach at Virginia and helped lead the team to the Final Four.
Greenberg then moved to Miami from 1985-87 before becoming the associate head coach at Long Beach State. He was named the head coach of the program in 1990 and led the 49ers to two NCAA Championship appearances, an NIT berth and a Big West Championship in his six years at the helm. Before leaving Long Beach State in 1996 for the head coaching position at South Florida, the team captured the Big West regular-season title. He compiled a 108-100 record at USF before taking the job at Virginia Tech in 2003.
Most recently, in 2013, Greenberg was inducted into the Long Beach State Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 2012, and was presented with the inaugural Al LoBalbo Award by his alma mater, Fairleigh Dickinson, in 2009. Greenberg also received from FDU ‘The Pinnacle’ in 2011, the most prestigious honor the university presents to alumni. He was inducted into the Five Star Basketball Camp’s Hall of Fame in 2004.
Greenberg is very active with a number of charitable causes. He is member of the American Heart Association, Coaches vs. Cancer, Boys and Girls Club and Great American Teach-in. In 2009, he was the winning coach in the inaugural “Chairman of the Boards” 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament to benefit Tuesday’s Children in New York, a non-profit organization serving the needs of the 9/11 community. He also served as the chairman of the organizing committee of AllCoachesCare.com, an on-line sports auction that raised money for Habitat for Humanity following Hurricane Katrina.
Greenberg graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson with a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism in 1978.