According to Inside Lacrosse, UVA's Dom Starsia will not return to Charlottesville for the 2017 season. Streaking the Lawn also did a post on the news. This is a bit surprising but something didn't feel right last week when UVA's Athletic Director, Craig Littlepage, was noncommittal about Starsia's return to campus in 2017. In their post, Inside Lacrosse stated that:
Dom Starsia will not return as Virginia’s head coach for the 2017 season, multiple sources have told Inside Lacrosse. Additionally, an email circulating among the Virginia Lacrosse Alumni Network stated that his "contract will not be renewed and he will not coach the team next year."
Additionally, when Inside Lacrosse reached out to UVA, school officials would only refer to the above linked statements A.D. Criag Littlepage made to the Daily Progress last week. UVA has not released a statement yet and the team website still has the end of the year loss to Brown as their most recent post.
Bad look by UVA to not be ahead of the story and have a press release out already. pic.twitter.com/L8HJaMQmW1— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) May 17, 2016
While it looks like it might be the end of the road for BOSS Starsia at UVA, I doubt he will be by his lonesome for very long. Dom Starsia is one of the greatest lacrosse coaches ever, helped UVA win 4 titles, and by all accounts has plenty of gas left in the tank. Starsia may very well want to take some time off and just regroup. However, if he wants to get right back in the mix, I have a feeling he wouldn't be on the market that long.
Update: As of 4:25 today, UVA has still not made a statement or posted anything on their website.
What will happen first?— College Crosse (@SexyTimeLax) May 17, 2016
Update #2: I don't know what's going on at UVA. As of 5:50 they have still not updated the website, but I do know that Whitelaw Reid has been ahead of everyone on this story, so these Tweets got my attention. He was the one who wrote the Daily Progress story from last week quoting Littlepage. I don't know what's going on at UVA but something is up.
A source tells me #UVa coach Dom Starsia has yet to be told he won't be returning next season.— Whitelaw Reid (@WhiteysWorld365) May 17, 2016
Two prominent #UVa lax alums tell me they know nothing of the e-mail that was said to be circulating regarding Starsia's status.— Whitelaw Reid (@WhiteysWorld365) May 17, 2016