On Thursday evening, the Virginia Cavaliers announced that head coach Bronco Mendenhall has resigned after six seasons as head coach of the football program. Mendenhall will coach his last game for the Hoos when UVA plays its bowl game, which has not been announced yet. Mendenhall’s resignation comes off of a 29-24 loss in Scott Stadium last Saturday to Virginia Tech in the regular-season finale, finishing the regular season at 6-6.
Overall, Coach Mendenhall leaves Virginia with a 36-38 record (not including the pending bowl game) and a 22-27 record in the ACC. He improved his win total in each of his first four seasons, culminating in 2019 with an ACC Coastal Division championship and an appearance in the ACC Championship game for the first time since the ACC Championship game was introduced in 2005. That season, he also led UVA to its first Orange Bowl appearance in program history.
Athletic Director Carla Williams will now begin her search for the next head coach of the Cavaliers. This will be her first football coaching search since she took over as AD in 2017. Williams will look to find a head coach to help the Hoos return to the ACC Championship game and win its first ACC title since 1995.