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Jason Williford
Jason  Williford

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Virginia '95

03/15/2013

'Hoos Look to Make Statement Against Pack

By Jeff White (jwhite@virginia.edu)

02/10/2013

Anderson Coming Into His Own for Cavaliers

By Jeff White (jwhite@virginia.edu)

01/29/2013

Cavaliers Aiming to Slow Down Wolfpack

By Jeff White (jwhite@virginia.edu)

01/11/2013

Hobbled Atkins Looking to Regain Early-Season Form

By Jeff White (jwhite@virginia.edu)

12/09/2012

'Hoos Head Into Break on High Note

By Jeff White (jwhite@virginia.edu)

01/18/2014

Men's Basketball vs. FSU (by Matt Riley)

Men's Basketball vs. FSU (by Matt Riley)

03/24/2013

Men's Basketball NIT vs. St. John's (by Matt Riley)

Men's Basketball NIT vs. St. John's (by Matt Riley)

Jason Williford is in his seventh year as an assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Virginia and his 15th year as a men's assistant basketball coach at the collegiate level.

A former Virginia player, Williford was an assistant coach at American University for four years before coming to UVa and prior to that was an assistant coach at Boston University for five years. American won the Patriot League Championship and participated in the NCAA Tournament in each of his last two seasons with the program. During Williford's final four years at Boston University, the Terriers earned an NCAA Tournament berth in 2002 and then participated in the National Invitation Tournament for three consecutive years.

A native of Richmond, Va., Williford is a 1995 graduate of Virginia. During his four years as a member of the UVa men's basketball team, the Cavaliers won the NIT in 1992 and participated in the NCAA Tournament three times. Virginia reached the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 in 1993, the second round in 1994 and the Elite Eight in 1995 when he was a team captain.

After graduation, Williford played four years in the Icelandic Professional League and the Korean Basketball League. In 1995-96, he was named the Foreign MVP for the Haukar Club Team in the Icelandic Professional League. He also began his coaching career that season by heading up the Under-20 Haukar Club Team. From 1996-99, Williford played for two teams in the Korean Basketball League and earned All-Star honors.

Williford was an assistant coach with the boys' varsity basketball team at his alma mater, John Marshall High School, in 1999-2000.

Williford and his wife, Kwamina, have two sons, Austin and Cameron.

Schedules

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Ninth-ranked Virginia totaled 17 assists in its 64-50 win over ACC rival Pittsburgh at the sold-out Petersen Events Center on Saturday afternoon.

Jeff White

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jwhite@virginia.edu

A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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