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Maurice Covington
Maurice  Covington

Academic Coordinator for Football

Maurice Covington joined the University of Virginia Academic Affairs staff in the fall of 2012. Covington serves as an academic coordinator for the Cavalier football program. He was a standout wide receiver at Virginia, lettering from 2006 to 2008. During his 38-game career he caught 65 passes for 788 yards and three TDs.

Covington joined the Virginia staff after serving as an assistant academic advisor at LSU for one year. He previously worked at LSU as an intern for a year while he attended graduate school. He completed his master's degree at LSU in kinesiology with a concentration in sport management in December of 2012.

At LSU, Covington helped monitor the academic degree plan for student-athletes and completed weekly, semester and annual academic and eligibility reports. He monitored study hall sessions and ensured that all tutor appointments were filled. He trained and supervised student workers and graduate assistants. He supervised the class checking program for the football department and worked with LSU's Faculty Guest Coach program.

Covington was also involved in a number of community service activities at LSU through the Shaquille O'Neal Champs Life Skills Program. He organized and participated in numerous events including House for Humanity projects, elementary school and children's hospitals visits and the department's Big Buddy program.

Covington earned his undergraduate degree in anthropology at Virginia. He graduated in 2008, completing his coursework in three-and-a-half years.


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