UVa. not extending Groh

A day after the completion of the third 5-7 season in Al Groh’s eight-year tenure at the University of Virginia, athletics director Craig Littlepage announced that the school is not extending his contract for an additional year.
“In accordance with a specific clause in Virginia head football coach Al Groh’s contract, I have informed him that his contract will not be extended for an additional year. Coach Groh has three years remaining on his current contract,” Littlepage said in a statement released to the news media Sunday evening.

In the statement, Littlepage said he will be meeting with Groh “in the next 48 hours” to conduct a year-end review of the football program at UVa. and would have no further comment about Groh’s contract status.

Virginia is 56-44 under Groh. The program has posted three losing seasons under the alum and former NFL coach since his arrival on Grounds. UVa. had gone 61-35 in predecessor George Welsh’s final eight seasons and had only two losing seasons in his 19 years in Charlottesville, in 1982, his first season, and in 1986.

 

– Story by Chris Graham

 

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.




augusta free press
augusta free press
augusta free press news