Tuesday, January 18, 2022

After six seasons, Mendenhall resigns as football coach at UVA

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Bronco Mendenhall has stepped down as the Virginia Cavaliers head football coach. He spent the last six seasons leading the program.

He will remain on with the team through the Cavaliers’ Bowl game. Their Bowl destination will be announced on Sunday.

Bronco Mendenhall celebrates after a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Panthers (Photo by Virginia Cavaliers Football/Instagram)

“It has been a privilege to have Bronco Mendenhall direct the Virginia football team over the past six seasons,” Virginia Athletic Director Carla Williams said. “He has done an exceptional job of not just transforming the program, but elevating the expectations for the program. He has established the necessary foundation to propel our football team upward. He is more than a football coach and the impact he has had on these young men will be a positive influence for the rest of their lives.

“In his own, understated way, he had a tremendous impact on our local community with the Thursday’s Heroes Program and with his encouragement of his players to be proactively involved in so many local community organizations. He is an amazing colleague to our other coaches and staff, always willing to help wherever it is needed. I have been blessed to have been able to work with him these last four years and I wish he and Holly the very best in their next chapter.”

Mendenhall was 36-38 at the school. He had two winning seasons in 2018 and 2019.

In those seasons, the team went 17-10. Mendenhall’s 2019 team went 9-4 during the regular season before losing to the Florida Gators in the Orange Bowl.

The Cavaliers have gone 6-6 this season. Virginia is currently on a four-game losing streak.

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Mendenhall is 135-81 as a head coach in 17 seasons. Before coming to Virginia, he spent 11 seasons leading the BYU Cougars.

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 11 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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