There are new details about the retirement agreement between the University of Virginia and former swimming and diving coach Mark Bernardino. On July 1, UVa announced Bernardino's retirement after 35 years as the head coach of the program.
Now, the Washington Post says Bernardino will be paid his full salary for the next two years, according to documents the Post obtained.
An alumni group comprised of former UVa swimmers and divers has questioned Bernardino's retirement. The former coach has been uncharacteristically silent with his former pupils due to the agreement he signed with the school.
On Wednesday, UVa announced the hiring of Augie Busch to replace Bernardino as the head of the swimming and diving programs. Busch is taking over at Virginia after serving the last two seasons as head coach of the University of Houston women's swim team.
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