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Kyle Getter, who has been an assistant coach at Liberty for the past three seasons, is the Virginia men's basketball program's new director of recruiting/player development.

Kyle Getter is the Virginia men’s basketball program’s new director of recruiting and player development, the school announced on Wednesday afternoon.

Getter replaces Orlando Vandross, who held that position with the Cavaliers before being promoted to a full-time assistant following the departure of Ron Sanchez.



Getter spent the past three seasons as an assistant at Liberty under head coach Ritchie McKay, a former UVa assistant. He’s also been on Radford’s coaching staff, and prior to that, he worked at VCU for two years and was on the staff during the Rams’ Final Four run. Before that, he worked at Liberty.

“I am truly honored for the chance to work with Coach [Tony] Bennett and the rest of the staff at the University of Virginia,” Getter said in a release announcing his hire. “My family and I are very blessed for the opportunity to become a part of such a prestigious institution and its great basketball tradition.”

He’ll join the Cavaliers’ staff, though not as a coach. Getter will not be coaching on the court or participating in recruiting road trips. His job will be more to coordinate with coaches, set up recruiting visits and target potential recruits.

Getter graduated from Hanover College in Indiana, where he was an assistant coach while attending school.

“I’ve always been impressed with Kyle,” Bennett said in a release. “He’s worked under some great head coaches, most recently Ritchie McKay, Mike Jones and Shaka Smart in the state of Virginia. Kyle has an excellent mind for the game and has been part of really successful programs. He also has good recruiting ties and connections, and I am excited for what he brings to Virginia basketball.”

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Sam Blum is The Daily Progress' University of Virginia sports reporter. Contact him at (434) 978-7250, sblum@dailyprogress.com, or on Twitter @SamBlum3.

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