Virginia Athletics fires volleyball coaching staff after quick review of personnel matter
The move comes a day after Athletics Director Carla Williams announced that the staff – Smith and assistants Nikki Dailey, Kelsea Kalich and Joe Klein – had been placed on paid administrative leave during a review of a personnel matter.
As a result of these actions, UVA is cancelling the remainder of its 2020-2021 season. Virginia (2-12, 0-11) had four road matches remaining on its spring schedule.
“While I am unable to comment on the details,” Williams said, “I do want to commend our student-athletes for their leadership and express my gratitude for how they have handled a very difficult situation. We will continue to support them as our program moves forward.”
Virginia will immediately begin a national search to fill the head coaching position.