Virginia

Penney joins UVA Basketball Staff

Former University of Wisconsin and New Zealand basketball star Kirk Penney has been named Director of Player Development/Coaching Staff Consultant at Virginia, Dean and Markel Families Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tony Bennett announced Tuesday (August 13). Penney starred at Wisconsin from 1999-2003 before enjoying a 15-year professional career. He helped the Badgers to the 2000

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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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Virginia Basketball Staff Update

Virginia’s Jason Williford has been promoted to associate head coach and Orlando Vandross has been elevated to assistant coach, three-time National Coach of the Year Tony Bennett announced Tuesday (April 17). Williford, who has served as an assistant coach for the past nine seasons under Bennett, has helped the Cavaliers capture three ACC regular-season championships,

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3/14/16 – Tuesday Starting Five (Conference Championship Edition)

HoopDirt.com’s Tuesday Starting Five Presented by FastModel Sports FastModel Sports® is the creator of FastDraw® & FastScout®, the best play diagramming and report building software in basketball. FastDraw is used by all U.S. professional teams, 85% of college teams, and 6,000+ high school and youth teams. Learn more about FastDraw here. By Lucas Shapiro / HoopDirt.com Contributor This week’s Starting

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Virginia Staff Update

Virginia men’s basketball head coach Tony Bennett has promoted assistant coach Ron Sanchez to associate head coach. Bennett also promoted Vic Sfera to director of scouting/recruiting and recently added Orlando Vandross as the director of recruiting/player development. Sanchez has served as an assistant coach at Virginia for the last six seasons after holding the same

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OFFICIAL: Mark Vershaw Joins Western Illinois Staff

Back on June 11th, HoopDirt.com reported that Virginia administrative staffer Mark Vershaw would be named as an assistant on Billy Wright’s staff at Western Illinois.  The official announcement was made today when Wright introduced Vershaw, completing Western Illinois’ coaching staff for the 2015-16 season. Mark Vershaw, who spent time at Illinois State during the 2011-12 academic

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