Staff
Head Coach
Tony Bennett

Three-time National Coach of the Year Tony Bennett just completed his ninth season as the men's head basketball coach at the University of Virginia. Bennett came to Charlottesville after spending the previous three seasons as the head coach at Washington State where he was the 2007 National Coach of the Year. Virginia won a school-record 31 games in 2018 en route to the ACC regular season and tournament titles. It marked the third regular season league title and second tournament crown for the Cavaliers in the past five seasons. UVa also earned No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament in 2014, 2016 and 2018 and a No. 2 seed in 2015. Bennett is a three-time ACC Coach of the Year and also earned National Coach of the Year honors as recently as 2018.

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Camp Director | Director of Scouting/Recruiting
Larry Mangino

Larry Mangino completed his second season as director of scouting/recruiting for the Virginia men's basketball program. He has 28 years of coaching experience prior to his time at UVa, including nine years as a head coach and two years at the NBA level. Mangino has worked as a clinician at several major basketball camps, including the Boston Celtics rookie and free agent camp. He's also been active in community affairs throughout his career, including the Big Brother program. He is the former athletics director at Charlottesville High School.

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Associate AD for Men's Basketball Operations
Ronnie Wideman

Ronnie Wideman is the associate athletics director for men's basketball administration at Virginia. Wideman joined the men's basketball staff at UVa in April of 2009 and oversees the day-to-day operations of the men's basketball program. He was an operations assistant under Tony Bennett at Washington State University for three years prior to joining the staff at Virginia.

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Technology Assistant
Johnny Carpenter

Johnny Carpenter completed his third season at Virginia as a basketball technology assistant. Carpenter returned to Charlottesville after a one-year stint as an assistant video coordinator with the NBA's Dallas Mavericks in 2014-15.He served four seasons as a team manager for the Virginia men's basketball program from 2010-13 and was the head manager during his senior season. Carpenter was the recipient of the 2013 Bob Goodman Award for service to the University of Virginia athletics department. He also worked as a graduate assistant coach with the Virginia women's basketball team in 2013-14, assisting the team in film editing and breakdown, scouting and budgeting.

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Associate Head Coach
Jason Williford

Jason Williford completed his ninth season as an assistant men's basketball coach at the University of Virginia and his 16th year as a men's assistant basketball coach at the collegiate level. He was promoted to Virginia's associate head coach in March of 2018. 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. 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.

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Assistant Coach
Brad Soderberg

Brad Soderberg completed his third season as an assistant coach at Virginia. Soderberg arrived at Virginia after serving as head coach of Lindenwood University for six seasons from 2009-15. Soderberg also served as head coach at Saint Louis (2002-07), South Dakota State (1993-95) and Loras College (1988-93). He has posted a 338-204 career record in 19 seasons as a collegiate head coach. Soderberg coached at Wisconsin for six years from 1995-2001 where he started as an assistant coach under Bennett's father, Dick. He helped the Badgers advance to four NCAA Tournaments, including the 2000 Final Four, and one NIT appearance. In 2000-01, Soderberg took over as the interim head coach early in the season, and along with assistant coach Tony Bennett, guided Wisconsin to an 18-11 overall record and NCAA Tournament appearance.

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Director of Recruiting/Player Development
Orlando Vandross

Orlando Vandross completed his third season as director of recruiting/player development. Vandross spent five seasons as an assistant coach for Charlotte from 2011-15 after serving 13 seasons at Boston University as an assistant, including three as associate head coach.

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