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Tina Thompson Hiring Shakes Up The ACC

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(Photo by Matt Riley, UVa Athletics)

On April 16, 2018, Tina Thompson was announced as the fifth head coach for the University of Virginia. Just like with his homerun hire with Tony Bennett over a decade ago, Athletic Director Jeff White thought out of the box in bringing some youthful, high-intensity energy to the women’s program trending upwards despite the sudden departure of previous coach Joanne Boyle. To the casual basketball fan, Thompson’s hire may not seem like a big deal, but it is actually a much bigger deal for not just the campus, but the ACC (and all of women’s basketball for that matter). Here are 3 reasons why:

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