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Charlottesville, VA – Virginia director of football training and player development Brandon Hourigan announced today he is leaving the Cavalier program to pursue other opportunities. Hourigan has been a member of the Cavalier athletics staff for the past two years. He previously served as the head strength and conditioning coach for football at the University of Richmond from 2005-2008.

Hourigan worked with current Virginia football coach Mike London at Virginia this past year and during the 2008 season at Richmond.

“I am very thankful for the opportunities coach London and coach (Al) Groh gave me,” Hourigan said. “It was a privilege to work with them and their coaching staffs as well as the bright student-athletes at Virginia. The players were very receptive and committed to improving every day when they showed up for workouts. I want to wish coach the best. I think the program has a bright future under his direction.”

“I want to thank Brandon for his service to the Cavalier football program,” London said. “I have been fortunate to work with him on two separate occasions and he has been tireless in his efforts to improve and develop the student-athletes in those programs. We all benefited from his enthusiasm and the energy and passion he displayed in the weight room and on the field. I want to wish him and his family the very best.”

UVa executive associate athletics director Jon Oliver said a national search would begin immediately to fill Hourigan’s position that oversees the strength training and football conditioning at Virginia.

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