Three-time National Coach of the Year Tony Bennett enters his tenth year 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.More on Coach Bennett
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.More on Larry Mangino
Jason Williford is in his 10th year with the University of Virginia men's basketball program. He served as an assistant men's basketball coach for his first nine seasons before being promoted to associate head coach after the 2017-18 season. Williford is his 18th year as a men's assistant basketball coach at the collegiate level.
Willford has helped the Cavaliers capture three ACC regular-season championships, two ACC Tournament titles and six NCAA Tournament appearances in his nine seasons. UVA has won 30 or more games in three of the past five seasons and reached No. 1 in the AP rankings this season for the first time since 1982.More on Coach Williford
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.More on Ronnie Wideman
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.More on Brad Soderberg
Orlando Vandross enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Virginia men's basketball program after serving three seasons as director of recruiting/player development. Vandross spent five seasons as an assistant coach for Charlotte from 2011-15 after 13 seasons at Boston University as an assistant, including three as associate head coach.More on Orlando Vandross
Johnny Carpenter enters his fourth season at Virginia and first season as director of player personnel. Carpenter served as a technology assistant for three seasons at UVA from 2015-18. Carpenter returned to Charlottesville in 2015 after a one-year stint as an assistant video coordinator with the NBA's Dallas Mavericks in 2014-15.
Carpenter served four seasons as a team manager for the Virginia men's basketball program from 2010-13. He served as head manager during the 2012-13 season and was the recipient of the Bob Goodman Award for service to the University of Virginia athletics department.