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May 18, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Scott Shepherd, a member of the University of Virginia men’s basketball staff the last five years, has resigned his position to pursue other basketball opportunities.

Shepherd spent four of his five years at Virginia as an assistant coach. He was an assistant coach his first three seasons with the program (1999-00 season through 2001-02 season) and again during the 2003-04 season. He was the program’s director of basketball operations in 2002-03.

Shepherd spent five seasons as the head post-graduate basketball coach at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., before joining the Virginia staff. His teams at Hargrave compiled an overall record of 127-18 (.876). His 1997-98 Hargrave team had an overall record of 26-1 and his 1998-99 Hargrave team was 27-3.

Before assuming the head coaching position in 1994, Shepherd served as the assistant post-graduate basketball coach at Hargrave for the 1993-94 season. Prior to arriving 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 University with a degree in communications. He played three years of basketball at Robert Morris, helping the team reach the NCAA Tournament twice.

Shepherd’s resignation is effective immediately.

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