CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -Virginia defensive coordinator and former Marshall head coach Bob Pruett announced his retirement Wednesday.
Pruett, 65, was hired last February as Virginia's defensive coordinator, three years after stepping down at Marshall, where he was the most successful coach in the history of the program.
Pruett was 94-23 at Marshall, with five Mid-American Conference championships and five bowl wins.
``As we all have to do in our lives, sometimes you have to stop and reset your priorities,'' Pruett said. ``I think this is the best thing for our family and best for the University of Virginia's family, which I love dearly.
``When I first started out in coaching in 1965 as a high school coach, a goal of mine was to coach at the University of Virginia. It is an experience I really cherish. ``
Coach Al Groh promoted Pruett to assistant head coach in charge of the defense in December.
``He did a terrific job for us this past football season and in recruiting,'' Groh said. ``Personally, he has been a great friend of mine for a long time.''

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