Report: Poindexter, Brown Leaving UVa for UConn


Bob Diaco's new football coaching staff at Connecticut will include one -- and reportedly two -- of Mike London's assistants.

According to the Hartford Courant, Virginia alum and longtime UVa coach Anthony Poindexter will be Bob Diaco's defensive coordinator at UConn. Diaco's staff will also include Vincent Brown, who spent the past four years as an assistant at UVa.

Brown confirmed the news on Twitter Friday evening, where he wrote, "Thanks to the amazing young men I met during my time at UVA. Made lifelong friends over the last 4 years. Excited about the future."

Poindexter -- a two-time All-American, and the 1998 ACC defensive player of the year -- is regarded as one of the best players to ever wear a UVa football uniform. He's been an assistant in various positions at his alma mater since 2003.

Brown has spent the past six seasons as one of London's assistant coaches, going back to a two-year stint at Richmond. Brown accompanied London following his move to UVa four seasons ago, spending three seasons as the Cavaliers' linebackers coach before coaching the defensive line last year.

Brown also served as UVa's assistant special teams coordinator the past four years.

Diaco was hired as UConn's new head coach last month, after spending the last four years as Notre Dame's defensive coordinator. Diaco coached at UVa from 2006-2008, serving as Al Groh's linebackers coach and special teams coordinator. Poindexter was Cavaliers' running backs coach during Diaco's time in Charlottesville, while Brown was a graduate assistant at UVa during the 2007 season.


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