Tony Bennett

Milestone wins for Bennett, Pitino, and Mihalich

Three Division I head coaches reached milestone victories over the past few days… With #4 Virginia’s 100-64 win over Marshall yesterday, head coach Tony Bennett recorded his 300th career win (231st at Virginia) to become the 80th active DI head coach with 300 or more wins. Richard Pitino collected his 100th victory at Minnesota last

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Bennett Named AP Coach of the Year

Virginia’s Tony Bennett was named the Associated Press (AP) Men’s College Basketball Coach of the Year, announced Thursday (March 29). Bennett, who earned his second career AP national coach of the year honor, led Virginia to the ACC regular-season championship, ACC Tournament title and school-record 31 wins in 2017-18. This season, Virginia was picked sixth

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Virginia Dirt…

I can confirm that Virginia head coach Tony Bennett will hire former Charlotte assistant Orlando Vandross in an administrative role.  It sounds like the title will be something along the lines of recruiting coordinator and player development assistant.  Vandross was on Alan Major’s staff at Charlotte for the past five seasons, and was not retained

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Western Illinois Dirt…

I have heard that Virginia Operations Assistant Mark Vershaw is the leader for the vacant assistant position on Billy Wright’s staff at Western Illinois.  Vershaw has been on Tony Bennett’s at UVa staff for the past three seasons.  The former Wisconsin standout (played for Dick Bennett) has also worked in an administrative role at Illinois

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OFFICIAL: Soderberg Named Assistant at Virginia

Brad Soderberg has been named assistant coach at Virginia, head coach Tony Bennett announced on Friday (April 17). Soderberg replaces Ritchie McKay, who returned to Liberty University as head coach after serving on Bennett’s staff for six seasons. Soderberg has 19 years of head coaching experience, including six at the NCAA Division I level. He

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Huggins Wins Jim Phelan Coach of the Year Award

West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins was honored with the 2015 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award, it was announced today in Indianapolis. The award is presented annually to the top coach in Division I men’s basketball. Huggins led the Mountaineers to 25 victories and an appearance in the NCAA Sweet

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