CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS)-- The search is over, UVA football has announced that Adam Mims will take over as wide receivers coach. 

Mims is no stranger to the UVA football program as he has been a senior offensive analyst for the past year. Before coming to Virginia the former Furman Wide receiver spent three years at UT Chattanooga as a wide receivers coach. There he coached a pair of all-conference receivers in Reginald Henderson and Bryce Nunnelly.

“I’m pleased to take this opportunity to promote Adam to a full-time coaching position,” head coach Tony Elliott said. “He’s an outstanding young coach and we’re blessed he has been with us for the past year as an analyst. He understands the program, is familiar with the offense and knows the players. That will make it a seamless transition for him. He’s demonstrated the ability to bring out the best in his position players in the past and brings great passion and enthusiasm to the program every day.”

Mims also coached wide receivers at Tennessee Tech in 2018 and was the receivers coach and passing game coordinator at Presbyterian from 2016-2017. During the 2015 season, Mims worked as an offensive analyst at Samford. That year Samford finished third in the nation in passing and seventh in total offense.

Mims takes over the position after long time coach and former player Marques Hagans announced his departure for Penn State.