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May 26, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Scott Shepherd, the head post-graduate basketball coach at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., the last five years, has been named an assistant basketball coach in the University of Virginia men’s basketball program.

“We are thrilled that Scott Shepherd will be joining our staff,” said Virginia men’s head basketball coach Pete Gillen. “He will add a lot to our basketball program. Scott has proven his ability as a basketball coach in building Hargrave into a national prep school power. I’m confident that his contacts throughout the country will only help our program.”

Shepherd’s teams at Hargrave compiled an overall record of 127-18 (.876), including a 27-3 record during the 1998-99 season. His 1997-98 Hargrave team had an overall record of 26-1. Fifty of his players have gone on to Division I schools.

Shepherd was the assistant post-graduate basketball coach at Hargrave in 1993-94. Prior to coaching at Hargrave, he was an assistant coach at Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va.

A native of Elkins, W.Va., Shepherd is a 1991 graduate of Robert Morris College with a degree in communications. He played three years of basketball at Robert Morris, helping the team reach the NCAA Tournament twice.

Shepherd is married to the former Maria Welsh of Beaver Falls, Pa., and they have two daughters.

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