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April 13, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Todd DeSorbo announced the hiring of Andrew Sheaff as an assistant coach on Friday (April 13).

Sheaff was a volunteer coach with Virginia this past season, working alongside the current staff in DeSorbo’s first year as the head coach of the program. With the help of Sheaff, the Cavaliers recorded nine school records and five ACC titles in addition to seeing 60 performances rank in the top 10 on Virginia’s all-time list. Sheaff aided the program in administrative tasks and assisted in planning and execution of daily training.

“We are excited to have Andrew join our program as an assistant coach,” DeSorbo said. “He has been a fantastic part of our staff this past year as a volunteer, submersing himself fully in our program and culture. Andrew has a vast array of experience from his time as an associate head coach to his background with NFL strength and conditioning internships. When reflecting back on the success we had this past season, Andrew’s involvement was valuable. He adds immense value, great insights and makes my job easier.”

Prior to Virginia, Sheaff served as the associate head coach for Northwestern men’s swimming team from 2012-17. During his five-year stint with the Wildcats, Sheaff developed programming focused on fostering a positive team atmosphere and culture. He established and designed dryland training for all team members with specific training for the team’s sprinters.

From 2009-12, Sheaff served as an assistant coach at Bucknell where he worked with the team’s sprinters and breaststrokers. Sheaff also coached at the Bison Aquatic Club from 2010-12, aiding in the development of age-group swimmers.

Sheaff began his coaching career at Maryland, serving as a volunteer assistant from 2007-09.

Sheaff has an extensive background in strength in conditioning. In 2007, he worked as an intern at Pittsburgh before interning with the Cleveland Browns throughout the summer. Sheaff worked alongside elite training staff, learning different programming techniques for developing advanced training programs.

“I would like to thank Todd DeSorbo and the rest of the UVA staff for this opportunity,” Sheaff said. “I am excited to continue to aid this program in accomplishing its lofty goals in the coming years.”

A collegiate swimmer at Pittsburgh, Sheaff was named the Senior Athlete of Distinction. He was a four-time Big East Academic All-Star and a four-time University Scholar Athlete.

Sheaff has a bachelor of science in exercise science from Pittsburgh and a masters in exercise physiology from Maryland.

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