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UR Coach Mooney lists West End home

Michael Schwartz May 12, 2017 0

The 3,800-square-foot home at 531 Sleepy Hollow Road was listed for 765,000. (CVRMLS)

The 3,800-square-foot home at 531 Sleepy Hollow Road was listed for 765,000. (CVRMLS)

While the University of Richmond searches for a new athletic director, the school’s men’s basketball coach is on the hunt for a buyer for his house.

Chris Mooney and wife Lia this week listed their 3,800-square-foot home at 531 Sleepy Hollow Road for sale. It went on the market May 9 with a $764,900 price tag.

Mooney, who just completed his 12th season at UR, bought the home in October 2007 for $755,000.

The two-story, five-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath house is in the West End Kincross subdivision, about 3 miles from the UR campus. It backs up to Derbyshire Road near its intersection with North Parham Road.

The Colonial-style home was built in 1987 and has had upgrades and custom renovations, according to the listing, including a remodeled kitchen by Richmond-based Classic Kitchens.

Cabell Childress and his Cabell Childress Group from Long & Foster have the listing. Showings began Thursday.

Cabell Childress Group’s Taylor Mock said the Mooney’s had no interest in discussing the listing.

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The home’s kitchen was remodeled by Richmond-based Classic Kitchens. (CVRMLS)

While the timing of the listing closely follows UR’s announcement Wednesday that athletic director Keith Gill is resigning, athletic department spokesman Scott Day said it’s purely coincidental.

“The two are completely unrelated. Coach Mooney is going nowhere,” Day said, adding that the Mooneys are moving into a new home in town.

Childress, who said he’s worked with the Mooneys on multiple property deals over the years, wouldn’t comment on the Mooneys plans, other than to say they are staying in Richmond.

He described Kincross, which is technically part of the larger Sleepy Hollow development, as a private cul-de-sac with 14 homes and a gazebo and grass field common space in the middle of the circled street.

“It’s an awesome house. It’s a really unique neighborhood,” Childress said. “It’s an area that not many people know about. It’s only 14 homes with a park-like setting in the middle. One of the biggest draws is it’s a very quaint setting.”

Since coming to UR in 2005, Mooney’s teams have posted a 225-175 record for a .560 win percentage, with five 20-win seasons during that time.

Mooney has led the Spiders to the NCAA tournament twice, but not since its 2011 run to the Sweet 16. The team has had two NIT appearances during his tenure, most recently reaching the quarterfinals last season.

UR announced Gill’s resignation Wednesday, citing that he was stepping down for personal reasons. The Times-Dispatch cited an erosion of confidence in Gill among some of the school’s donors.

He took over as AD in 2012 for Jim Miller, who had held the post since 2000.

UR said deputy athletic director David Walsh will serve as AD on interim basis while a search is launched for a permanent replacement.

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