UVa's Barry Parkhill To Be Inducted Into The Virginia Sports Hall Of Fame
April 27, 2001
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Former University of Virginia basketball standout Barry Parkhill will be inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday (April 28) in Portsmouth, Va.
Parkhill was a two-time All-American as a 6-4 guard at Virginia. He was the first UVa player selected the ACC Basketball Player of the Year (1971-72 season) and he was also named the ACC Athlete of the Year for the 1971-72 athletic year. He led the ACC in scoring with an average of 21.6 points per game in 1971-72 as he guided the Cavaliers to a 21-7 record, a first-ever Top-10 ranking following an 11-0 start and postseason play (NIT) for the second time in school history.
Parkhill still holds the UVa single-game scoring record of 51 points against Baldwin Wallace during the 1971-72 season. He ranks eighth on Virginia’s all-time assists list (369) and 14th on the Cavaliers’ career scoring list (1,437 points). The second player in school history to have his number (#40) retired, he earned his bachelor’s degree in education from UVa in 1973.
Parkhill was drafted by both the Virginia Squires (American Basketball Association) and the Portland Trail Blazers (National Basketball Association) and went on to play four seasons in the ABA. He held assistant basketball coaching positions at William and Mary and the United States Naval Academy, and head coaching positions at William and Mary and St. Michael’s College (Winooski, Vt.).
He is currently in his third year as associate director of athletics for development at UVa. He previously served dual roles as director of alumni development for the UVa Alumni Association and director of capital projects for athletics since September of 1995. Before that, he spent three years as associate director of regional development in UVa’s Office of Development.