Two Virginia assistants leaving for Connecticut
Virginia assistant coaches Anthony Poindexter and Vincent Brown are leaving to take jobs at Connecticut under new coach Bob Diaco, according to the Washington Post.
Poindexter, the Cavaliers' safeties coach, will become the Huskies' defensive coordinator. It is not clear what role Brown will have at Connecticut. He was Virginia's defensive line coach. He also served as linebackers coach and assistant special teams coordinator during his stint at the school.
Diaco, who was Notre Dame's defensive coordinator before taking the Connecticut job, worked with Poindexter and Brown for three years (2006-2008) as a defensive assistant at Virginia under former coach Al Groh.
Virginia coach Mike London has only two assistant coaches remaining from his original staff: recruiting coordinator and cornerbacks coach Chip West and offensive line coach Scott Wachenheim.
Poindexter spent the past 12 seasons as a graduate assistant or assistant coach at Virginia. He was the Cavaliers' running backs coach for five seasons and also served as special teams coordinator.
Brown was a graduate assistant at Virginia in 2007 before joining London's staff as an assistant coach at Richmond. He came back to Virginia when London was named head coach before the 2010 season.
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