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      Reports: Byington to leave CofC to join Hokies

      Byington sits alone at the official announcement of Doug Wojcik as the new head coach at CofC. Byington, who applied for the job, served as the team's interim head coach after illness forced out Bobby Cremins. (Brian Troutman/WCIV)

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A handful of media outlets are reporting College of Charleston assistant basketball coach Mark Byington is headed to Hokie Nation.

      According to a handful of sources, one of which is WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Byington will be joining newly hired Hokie head coach James Johnson.

      Johnson was an assistant coach at CofC from 2002-2003. He was previously an assistant coach at Clemson.

      Byington was pegged by many CofC supporters as the next head coach of the team after head coach Bobby Cremins took medical leave in the middle of the season and later resigned. Byington took the reigns of the team at that time.

      In April, officials at the College of Charleston officially announced former Tusla coach Doug Wojcik as the new head coach.

      At the time, Byington said he was working to recruit new players with Wojcik and knew his career would benefit from working with the former Tulsa head coach he described as "well-connected."

      But, he admitted he had other opportunities.

      In a text message to ABC News 4's Scott Eisberg, Byington said he has to "wait on a few procedural things" before commenting on the job at Virginia Tech.

      Check back with ABC News 4 as we continue to follow this story.

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