McKay leaving UVa staff

Just six years after leaving Liberty to become an assistant at UVa, Ritchie McKay is returning to Lynchburg, Virginia, for his second stint as the Flames’ head coach. McKay’s departure is the first by a Cavalier assistant since Tony Bennett became the team’s head coach in 2009.

McKay led Liberty to a 39-28 record during his first run as the program’s head coach from 2007-09. He has also served as head coach at New Mexico, Oregon State, Colorado State and Portland State.

During his time in Charlottesville, McKay had a hand in landing several key players on the recruiting trail, including Malcolm Brogdon, Joe Harris and London Perrantes. He’ll take over a Liberty program that finished 8-24 this season.