LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Virginia associate head coach Ritchie McKay is returning to Liberty as the men's head coach.
McKay, whose daughter Ellie is a sophomore at Liberty, was the Flames' coach from 2007 to 2009 before leaving six years ago to join Tony Bennett's staff at Virginia.
He compiled a 39-28 record over two seasons, including a 23-12 mark in his second season to tie the Flames' single-season victories record. His .582 winning percentage still rates as the best in school history.
McKay's career record is 204-186 and includes stops at Portland State (1996-98), Colorado State (1998-00), Oregon State (2000-02) and New Mexico (2002-07). During his time at Virginia, the Cavaliers posted a 136-64 record and tied the school mark for victories in a season with 30 in each of the past two seasons.