Virginia fires volleyball staff, cancels rest of season


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia has fired volleyball coach Aaron Smith and his staff and canceled
the remainder of its season one day after placing the staff on paid administrative leave to review a
personnel matter.
The school gave no further details of the circumstances.
Athletic director Carla Williams made the announcement Thursday. The Cavaliers (2-12, 0-11 Atlantic Coast
Conference) had four road matches remaining on their spring schedule.
"While I am unable to comment on the details, I do want to commend our student-athletes for their
leadership and express my gratitude for how they have handled a very difficult situation," Williams
said in a statement released by the school.
"We will continue to support them as our program moves forward," Williams said.
Virginia will immediately begin a national search to fill the head coaching position.

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