Virginia Football: Bronco Mendenhall Stepping Down As Head Coach

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The Virginia football program will need to start a search for its next head coach.

In a surprising move on Thursday night, the university announced that Bronco Mendenhall will be stepping down from his position following the Cavaliers’ bowl game.

“It has been a privilege to have Bronco Mendenhall direct the Virginia football team over the past six seasons,” said Virginia athletics director Carla Williams in a statement. “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.

“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 is in his sixth season at Virginia and has compiled a 36-38 record during his time leading the Cavaliers.

Mendenhall, who turns 56 in February, is not believed to be stepping down for another job.

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