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London dismisses four assistant coaches

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Virginia football head coach Mike London announced Sunday four members of the Cavalier coaching staff have been relieved of their duties. Those coaches are associate head coach/defensive coordinator Jim Reid, defensive line coach/recruiting coordinator Jeff Hanson, running backs coach Mike Faragalli and tight ends coach Shawn Moore.

In addition to those moves, London announced safeties coach Anthony Poindexter will no longer be the Cavaliers' special teams coordinator but he will remain on staff.

All four coaches were members of London's staff since he took over the UVa program in December of 2009. Hanson and Faragalli were also members of London's staff at Richmond during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. The Spiders won the FCS National Championship in 2008. London was an assistant coach on Reid's staff at Richmond during the 1995 and 1996 seasons.

Virginia was Moore's first collegiate coaching position. He was a standout quarterback for the Cavaliers, finishing fourth in the 1990 Heisman Trophy voting.

The Cavaliers were 4-8 for the second time in London's three years at the head of the program, after a promising 8-5 campaign in 2011.

Virginia will begin an immediate search to fill all four positions. London did not specify a time frame for concluding the search, taking into account the fact that many of the possible candidates will be involved in postseason play. London said he would make no further comments until the search has been concluded.

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