Bronco Mendenhall Adds Eight Assistants at UVA

Bronco Mendenahll has his staff, well eight members anyways. The UVA head coach made the announcement on Saturday that he has eight assistants to the team.

Bronco Mendenhall has most of his staff. The Virginia head coach announced that he has added eight assistants to his staff on Saturday afternoon. 

Here is a complete breakdown of who will be on his staff at UVA: 

“The staff I have assembled to coach our team at Virginia represents the qualities that will help us be successful and work towards achieving our goals,” Mendenhall said in s press release. “As a group, these coaches bring great personal diversity and backgrounds, are experienced teachers and they have a remarkable history of success during their careers. My selection principles were to find coaches who display fanatical effort, are fiercely competitive and compassionate teachers, are dynamic developers of young men and who possess amazing professional competence." 

Here is a breakdown of the staff: 

Assistant Head CoachRuffin McNeill (former ECU Head Coach) 


Offensive Coordinator:Robert Anae

Offensive Line: Garrett Tujague 

Wide Receivers Coach:Marques Hagans

Quarterbacks Coach:Jason Beck

Mark Atuaia: Running Backs Coach


Nick Howell: Secondary Coach

Inside Linebackers:Ruffin McNeill 

Outside Linebackers: Kelly Poppinga


Special Teams Coordinator: Kelly Poppinga

Six members of Mendenhall's new staff is coming to Charlottesville from BYU. 

“The opportunity to bring six of my current staff members from BYU is very important. It provides the continuity that is critical for this coaching transition and it demonstrates how vested these coaches are in the plan we have for the Virginia program. I look forward to announcing the final staff member in the near future and to working with this group of coaches after we complete the task at hand at BYU.” 

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