Neither Virginia, Anthony Poindexter, or the University of Connecticut have confirmed the report but ABC 13 Sports has confirmed Poindexter has accepted an offer to become UConn's defensive coordinator.
ABC 13 Sports reached Poindexter via cell phone for comment on Friday at 6:30 p.m. When asked if he was the new defensive coordinator at UConn, Poindexter responded, "Not yet but I will be." He then requested to call him back "in about two hours." ABC 13 Sports did call him back but Poindexter did not answer and did not return text messages.
Poindexter coached alongside newly named UConn head coach Bob Diaco while both were at UVa from 2006-2008. Diaco then left to become the defensive coordinator at Cincinnati under head coach Brian Kelly. Diaco then followed Kelly to Notre Dame where he was the defensive coordinator from 2010 to 2013.
Poindexter's departure may affect recruiting for UVa. Altavista H.S. junior safety Juan Thornhill, who recently gave a verbal commitment to the Cavaliers, said, "With [Coach Poindexter] leaving, it does make me think a little bit. I don't know what I'm doing right now but if I had to say I would still be going to UVa."
Another fellow UVa recruit Quin Blanding will also stick with the Cavaliers.
Here is Blanding's tweet:
I know we lost two great coaches . We will truly miss them and one thing I can say is UVA is home and I'm not going anywhere . #WAHOO4LIFE
Vincent Brown, UVa's defensive line coach, is also reportedly joining the staff at UConn.
Anthony Poindexter Profile
He is married with three children
He graduated from Jefferson Forest H.S. in 1994
He graduated from UVa in 1999
He played for the Baltimore Ravens from 1999-2000 and for the Cleveland Browns in 2001.