Jason Vigilante Leaves The University Of Virginia
November 22, 2011, 6:05 pm ET - In the last hour, posts have started to pop up on the LetsRun.com message board stating that Jason Vigilante is out as the Director of the UVA Track & Field/Cross-Country program.
Once again the LetsRun.com message board has proven to be correct, as Jason Vigilante has confirmed to LetsRun.com that he has stepped down. LetsRun.com reached out to Vigilante (whom LetsRun.com co-founder Robert Johnson has known since Vigilante was a college athlete at NC State), who replied via text message, "It's true, but I'm happy. Honestly."
A UVA press release will offer more details shortly (Editor's Note: The UVA Release is now out and can be read here).
We're sure speculation will now run rampant as to what the future will hold next for Vigilante, who rose to fame as the mid-d and distance coach at Texas where he coached multiple time NCAA champion and US Olympian Leo Manzano, as well as Virginia middle-distance star Robby Andrews. If Vigilante stays in the sport, undoubtedly, free from the constraints from running a NCAA D1 program, he would have more time to focus on coaching pro athletes, including US mile record holder Alan Webb, who recently switched to the Vigilante camp. Could Andrews possibly follow suit and leave UVA?
Time will tell. One thing is certain. Vigilante is no longer coaching at UVA.
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