Chip West to Join London's Staff at UVA

January 05, 2010
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Jan. 5, 2010

NORFOLK, Va. -- Old Dominion University head football coach Bobby Wilder confirmed today that assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator and defensive backs coach Chip West will join Mike London's new staff at the University of Virginia.

West was one of Wilder's first hires at Old Dominion in 2007, and charged with initiating and implementing the student athlete recruitment process.

"Chip has played a key role in the building of the Old Dominion football program," says Wilder. "His knowledge of high school football in Virginia, and especially in the 757 (Hampton Roads) region has been a huge reason for our recruiting success. He is one of the best coaches I have had the pleasure to work with in my 20 years in the business. Chip is a great football coach and an even better person. His mark will be on this program for a long time."

A native of Hampton, VA., West joined the ODU staff after a three year coaching stint at James Madison as defensive backs coach, and served in a similar capacity for one year at Fordham.

"My time at Old Dominion was very special," says West. "Having the opportunity to start something new and then work with the student-athletes and watch them build their own legacy was great to be involved with. I am very grateful to the administration at ODU for their support of the football program and to Coach Wilder for giving me the opportunity to be part of the staff."