Shane Hunter enters his third season at Virginia on Bronco Mendenhall’s staff and is the inside linebackers coach.
Hunter oversaw a tremendous senior season for inside linebacker Micah Kiser, who was named the Campbell Trophy winner (Academic Heisman) and led the ACC in tackles for the third year in a row. Only Boston College's Luke Kuechly (2009-11) had previously accomplished the feat in league history. Kiser was also a three-time first-team All-ACC honoree and received multiple All-America honors over the past two seasons. Kiser's 145 tackles in 2017 rank No. 2 all-time on UVA's single-season ledger.
Hunter is a 2011 graduate of BYU where he earned his degree in exercise science. As a player, Hunter was a middle linebacker for the Cougars during the 2008, 2009 and 2010 seasons and he started all 13 games as senior. During the 2010 season, Hunter recorded 85 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery and earned honorable mention All-Mountain West Conference honors.
He was also named to the Academic All-Mountain West Conference team and was a member of the National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society. The Idaho Falls, Idaho native spent his freshman season at Snow College.
Hunter is married to Carrie Draper and the couple has three children.
|Hometown||Idaho Falls, Idaho|
|High School||Idaho Falls HS, Idaho Falls, Idaho, 2003|
|Family||wife, Carrie; three children|
|Snow College (2007)|
|2011 - Snow College
|2012 - Snow College
Defensive Line/Special Teams Coordinator
|2013-2015 - BYU
Defensive Graduate Assistant
|2016-present - Virginia
|Las Vegas Bowl (2008) - player|
|Las Vegas Bowl (2009) - player|
|New Mexico Bowl (2010) - player|
|Fight Hunger Bowl (2013)|
|Miami Beach Bowl (2014)|
|Las Vegas Bowl (2015)|
|Military Bowl (2017)|
|Former Prominent Players Coached|
|Micah Kiser (Virginia)|
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.
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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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