Barry Parkhill was appointed the associate director of athletics for development in 1998. He previously served dual roles as director of alumni development for the UVa Alumni Association and director of capital projects for athletics. Before that, he spent three years as associate director of regional development in UVa’s Office of Development.
Parkhill’s first association with the University began in the fall of 1969 when he enrolled as a scholarship basketball player. From 1970-73, he established himself as one of the greatest all-purpose guards in Atlantic Coast Conference history. He was named the ACC Basketball Player of the Year and ACC Athlete of the Year as a junior in 1972 after leading the conference in scoring. Virginia posted a 21-7 record that season and advanced to postseason play (NIT) for the second time in school history. Following his senior season, the two-time All-American was a first-round draft choice by both the Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Association and the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association.
The second player in school history to have his jersey number (#40) retired, Parkhill earned his bachelor’s degree in education from UVa in 1973. He then played three seasons in the ABA, first with the Squires and later with the St. Louis Spirits. He returned to his alma mater in 1977 to serve as a graduate assistant coach under former head coach Terry Holland.
In the following years, Parkhill was the head basketball coach at The College of William and Mary (1984-87) and St. Michael’s College (1989-90). In between those two head coaching positions, he worked as a consultant with Blue Cross & Blue Shield Insurance Company. He served as an assistant coach at William and Mary from 1978-83 under his brother Bruce and at the Naval Academy from 1990-92.
He and his wife, Pat, have a son, Chris, daughter and son-in-law, Jill and David Kavanagh and 4 grandkids, Dylan, Michael, Treeki and Andrew.