Feb. 21, 2000
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - University of Virginia head football coach George Welsh announced several changes in responsibilities among his assistant coaches today.
Art Markos, UVa's defensive backfield coach since 1991, has been moved to wide receivers coach. Markos moved to Charlottesville when Welsh took over the head coaching reins in 1982 and is the lone remaining member of Welsh's original staff. He was the defensive line coach from 1982-85, the defensive ends coach from 1986-88 and the defensive ends/strong safety coach in 1989-90. Markos has coached four All-Americans at UVa, including punter Will Brice, defensive backs Percy Ellsworth and Anthony Poindexter and defensive end Ray Savage.
Bob Price, UVa's running backs coach the last three seasons, takes over for Markos as the defensive backs coach. Among the positions he has held in his coaching career are a four-year stint as defensive coordinator, secondary coach and special teams coordinator at Nevada-Las Vegas from 1986-89 and a year (1990) as the secondary coach at California. He was a secondary coach for three different teams in the Canadian Football League in the 1990s-Ottawa Roughriders (1991), Saskatchewan Roughriders (1992-93), and Baltimore Stallions (1994-95). He was the head coach of the CFL's Montreal Alouettes in 1996 before coming to UVa in 1997.
Andree Powell moves to running backs coach, a position he coached at UVa in 1996, his first in Charlottesville. That season he coached Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Tiki Barber as Barber led the ACC in rushing and all-purpose yards. Prior to coming to Virginia, Powell was running backs coach at several colleges, including VMI (1992), Rhode Island (1993-94) and Army (1995). He coached Virginia's wide receivers the last three seasons.
Three other coaches return to the positions they held two years ago. Rick Lantz, UVa's defensive coordinator since 1991, will coach the linebackers, while last season's linebackers coach, David Turner, has been assigned to the defensive tackles. Turner coached the defensive tackles in 1998. Ty Smith, last season's defensive line coach, will coach the defensive ends, a position he coached at UVa in 1998.
New Coaches Welcomed Into Cavaliers' FoldWomen's Rowing8/18/17Virginia's rowing team heads into 2017-18 with two new coaches: associate head coach Emily Ford and assistant Erin Neppel.Nelson Making Name for Himself in SecondaryFootball8/16/17Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a starting job in Virginia's nickel defense.DeSorbo Hits Ground Running at UVASwimming & Diving8/16/17After six seasons as NC State's associate head coach, Todd DeSorbo now oversees men's and women's swimming & diving at Virginia.
Director of News Content
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.
Coach's Corner Moves to Birdwood Grill in 2017
Football | 8/17/2017
The live radio program airs each Tuesday night across the Virginia Sports Network.
Jeff White: Nelson Making Name for Himself in Secondary
Football | 8/16/2017
Redshirt freshman Brenton Nelson, who was put on scholarship this month, is competing for a...
Virginia Athletics Announces Countdown to Kickoff Promotion
Football | 8/4/2017
With kickoff to the 2017 Virginia Football season just over 4 weeks away, Virginia Athletics will...
Saturday Athletics Events Cancelled
Football | 8/12/2017
Due to the ongoing public safety concerns in downtown Charlottesville and as a result of both the...
Jeff White: Training Camp Notebook
Football | 8/11/2017
Training camp continues for UVA, whose second season under Bronco Mendenhall starts Sept. 2...
Jeff White: Spaziani Sees His Efforts Rewarded
Football | 8/8/2017
One of the Cavaliers' long-snappers, redshirt junior Joe Spaziani was awarded a scholarship on...
Jeff White: New-Look Defensive Line Taking Shape
Football | 08/01/2017
Eli Hanback and Juwan Moye are working at new positions on Virginia's defensive line: Hanback at ...
Virginia Hosts Two Free Preseason Events Saturday
Football | 08/08/2017
Men’s soccer hosts Wright State at 1 p.m. followed by Football Meet the Team and Movie...
- Online Stores