The University of Virginia’s Head Swimming and Diving Coach Todd DeSorbo has signed a 5-year contract extension, keeping him with the team through the 2026-2027 NCAA Season.
DeSorbo originally took over the head coaching position at Virginia during the 2017 season. Since then, the Women’s team has won 3 ACC Championships in addition to claiming the 2021 NCAA National Championship for the first time in program history. The men’s program has also had growing success under DeSorbo, finishing in 9th place at NCAAs this season, the program’s highest finish since 2011.
Under DeSorbo, the Virginia swimmers have won two ACC Swimmer of the Year Award, two ACC Freshman of the Year honors, 24 individual ACC titles, 13 relay ACC titles, one NCAA relay title, and five NCAA individual titles. In addition, the Cavaliers have amassed 179 All-American swims since DeSorbo took over, including 28 in 2021 alone.
For his successes with the Virginia program, DeSorbo was named the ACC Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year two times as well.
“I’m grateful to UVA, the athletic department, President (Jim) Ryan, Carla Williams and Dirk Katstra for supporting my staff and I the last few years and having confidence in our ability to continue to lead and advance this program,” DeSorbo said. “I couldn’t be happier here in Charlottesville and with UVA. This position has brought significant challenges over the last four years but brought much more enjoyment. I wouldn’t trade this opportunity for anything, I love this team, each athlete and our staff.”
“My family is loving Charlottesville, and we’ve quickly planted deep roots in the community,” DeSorbo said. “My wife and children are our biggest fans! I couldn’t be prouder to be entrusted with the keys to continue to drive this program, but I’m even more proud of what these student-athletes have accomplished, as they are the true driving force behind any success we’ve had. I love each of them, and I’m excited for what the future holds for this program, as I can see that more success is imminent.”
According to public records, DeSorbo’s base salary under his previous contract was approximately $128,750 per year. However, like many other college coaches, DeSorbo’s actual earnings may include additional funds from things such as camps and boosters, which are not reported under public records.
We have requested details of the new contract and are awaiting a response.