Andrew Sheaff Hired as Assistant Coach of Swimming and Diving at UVA

University of Virginia Swimming and Diving Team head coach Todd DeSorbo announced that volunteer assistant Andrew Sheaff has been hired full-time as Assistant Coach of Swimming and Diving. This is an added position, bringing the full-time staff to five swim coaches (DeSorbo, head coach; Tyler Fenwick, associate head coach; Blaire Bachman, assistant coach; Wes Foltz, assistant coach; and Sheaff, assistant coach) and one diving coach (Jason Glorius, head diving coach).

Sheaff was volunteer assistant for Virginia during the 2017-18 season, during which the Cavaliers broke nine school records, won five ACC titles, and notched 60 performances that ranked in the top-10 all-time. “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.”

Sheaff swam for University of Pittsburgh and was named the Senior Athlete of Distinction in 2007. He was a four-time Big East Academic All-Star and a four-time University Scholar Athlete. He began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at University of Maryland from 2007-09. He then moved to Bucknell, where as an assistant coach from 2009-12, he worked with the team’s sprinters and breaststrokers. Sheaff served as the associate head coach for Northwestern men’s swimming team from 2012-17, before moving to Charlottesville to be a volunteer assistant this past season.

Sheaff has an extensive background in strength in conditioning. In the summer of 2007, he was an intern with the Cleveland Browns throughout the summer, working alongside elite training staff and learning different programming techniques for developing advanced training programs.

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2 years ago

Awesome! They have a great up and coming class and I hope UVA is able to put all the pieces together!

Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

^Why did this get so many dislikes? This comment shouldn’t offend anyone

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2 years ago

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Lost In The Sauce
2 years ago

That kid in the middle has some pretty ginger hair if you ask me

2 years ago

Haters gotta hate. Congrats even though you are joining a mediocre team

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