Long-time doctor and University sports medicine director Frank McCue passed away late Sunday afternoon at age 82. McCue received both his undergraduate degree and medical degree from UVa and has been a strong Wahoo supporter ever since. McCue served as the director of UVa’s Division of Sports Medicine and Hand Surgery for over 40 years and worked closely with student athletes across all sports.
The University community offered their appreciation for McCue’s dedication and love for the University. Athletic Director Craig Littlepage commented, “No one loved the University of Virginia more nor has anyone done more to contribute to the welfare of citizens across the Commonwealth than Frank McCue…When I think about people that truly made a difference in the welfare of others, Dr. McCue will be at the top of my list. He was more than a pioneer in the fields of sports medicine and hand surgery. Dr. McCue dedicated his life to ensuring the health and welfare of athletes of all levels and citizens around the country and the region. It is hard to estimate the number patients he served, the number of aspiring doctors and trainers he mentored or the number of hours he volunteered during his career. He’ll be missed and there will never be another like him.” Former football star Tiki Barber also reacted to the news of his death, tweeting, “One last Wah-Hoo-Wah for Doc McCue..We all loved you!”
The McCue Center was dedicated after him in 1991 and serves as the University’s primary athletic support building.