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Craig Littlepage resumes role as Virginia athletic director

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UVa announced Monday morning that Craig Littlepage has returned to his full-time role as the Cavaliers’ athletic director after a nearly four-month-long leave of absence.

Littlepage’s “adjusted schedule,” as the school had called it, began on Oct. 24 because Littlpage needed to tend to a personal matter. “It’s important that I focus my attention on the wellness of an aging member of my family in the coming weeks that will require frequent travel outside of Charlottesville,” Littlepage said at the time. His absence was extended indefinitely on Jan. 18, the day before Dennis Hohenshelt resigned as head volleyball coach. Aaron Smith was promoted to that job on Feb. 8; that was the significant change within the department during Littlepage’s absence.

Jon Oliver assumed the role of acting athletic director at that time, and will return to his normal duties.

Littlepage said in a prepared statement on Monday: “I would like to thank the University administration, our student-athletes, coaches, staff and especially Jon Oliver for their support and hard work while I was away. It’s great to be back and I look forward to a successful and productive spring semester for Virginia Athletics.”