Virginia has announced that BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall will be the new head coach at UVA.
Mendenhall's deal will be for five years, with compensation starting at $3.25 million according to Virginia's release.
"Bronco Mendenhall's teams have consistently won at a high level and he's demonstrated the ability to create a strategic vision to build a program and then implement his plan to be successfu. His emphasis on the overall development of student athletes and a commitment to academic achievement is in line with our goals of Uncompromised Excellence. We're excited to begin a new era of Virginia football and support Bronco and his staff." AD Craig Littlepage explained.
Mendenhall has led the BYU program since 2005, and has compiled a career record of 99-42 with the Cougars, including a 39-9 mark in the Mountain West. Since 2011, BYU has chosen to be independent.
Bronco has spent most of his coaching career out in the Pacific Northwest. He played his college ball at Snow College (UT) and Oregon State before joining the Oregon State staff as a graduate assistant in 1989. Other stops on his coaching journey as a full-time assistant include Snow College, Oregon State, Northern Arizona, Louisiana Tech (for a season), New Mexico and then BYU as the defensive coordinator before being promoted to head coach in 2005.
Along with his on the field accomplishments, Bronco brings a familiarity with stringent academic standards, which will serve him well at UVA.
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