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Encyclopedia > Bob Huggins
Bob Huggins

Title Head coach
College West Virginia
Sport Basketball
Team record 24-9 (11-7 Big East)
Born September 21, 1953 (1953-09-21) (age 54)
Place of birth Flag of the United States Flag of West Virginia Morgantown, WV
Career highlights
Overall 614-220 (.736)
Championships
C-USA Tournament Championship (1996, 1998, 2002, 2004)
C-USA Regular Season Championship (1996, 1997,
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004)
Great MW Tournament Championship (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
Great MW Regular Season Championship (1992, 1993)
OVC Tournament Championship (1986)
OVC Regular Season Championship (1986)
Awards
C-USA Coach of the Year (1998, 1999, 2000)
OVC Coach of the Year (1986)
Playing career
1975–1977 West Virginia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977–1978
1978–1980
1980–1983
1983–1984
1984–1989
1989–2005
2006–2007
2007–present
West Virginia (asst.)
Ohio State (asst.)
Walsh
Central Florida (asst.)
Akron
Cincinnati
Kansas State
West Virginia

Bob Huggins (born September 21, 1953 in Morgantown, West Virginia[1]) is the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team. Huggins previously held the head coaching positions at the University of Cincinnati (1989-2005) and Kansas State University (2006-2007). His 611-220 record (.736) during his 25 seasons as a head coach ranks him eighth in winning percentage and seventh in victories among active Division I coaches. He is one of only 5 active Division I coaches with 600 career victories. Huggins has been to 15 total NCAA tournaments, including 14 of the last 15 seasons. Huggins' teams have participated in the postseason 22 of 25 times. Huggins has averaged 23.6 wins per season, including 25.6 his last 15 years. If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... This List of colleges and universities in the United States includes colleges and universities in the U.S. that grant four-year baccalaureate and/or post-graduate masters and doctorate degrees. ... 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On April 5, 2007, he accepted an offer to return to coach his alma mater of West Virginia University[2]. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Alma mater is Latin for nourishing mother. It was used in ancient Rome as a title for the mother goddess, and in Medieval Christianity for the Virgin Mary. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys...

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Playing career

Huggins, who had moved to Gnadenhutten, Ohio with his family, played basketball for his father, Charles, at Indian Valley South High School. As a senior, he helped lead his team to a 26-0 season.[3] Huggins began college at Ohio University. But Huggins returned to his native West Virginia, after transferring out from Ohio after his freshman season, playing point guard for the West Virginia University Mountaineers from 1975 until 1977.[4] Huggins' career-high was 28 points against Virginia Tech, he averaged 13.2 points as a senior, and he totaled 800 career points in his three collegiate seasons. Teammate Maurice Robinson said of Huggins as a player, "You always knew that he was going to be successful in whatever he did because he worked real hard.” [1] Gnadenhutten is a village located on the Tuscarawas River in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. ... Indian Valley High School is a public high school in Gnadenhutten, Ohio. ... Ohio University (OHIO) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... This article or section should include material from Virginia Bioinformatics Institute. ...


Cut after a 1977 tryout with the Philadelphia 76ers, Huggins subsequently pursued a master's degree. The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Start of coaching career

Huggins launched his coaching career as a graduate assistant on Joedy Gardner's staff at West Virginia University in 1977. He then spent two years as an assistant to Eldon Miller at Ohio State University. Huggins was only 27 when he became a collegiate head coach, accepting the position at Walsh University in 1980. In three seasons at Walsh, he compiled a 71-26 record, twice earning NAIA District 22 Coach of the Year honors. Huggins directed the 1982-83 team to a perfect 30-0 regular season mark and an eventual 34-1 mark. After serving as an assistant at University of Central Florida for the 1983-84 season, Huggins was named head coach at the University of Akron where he compiled a 97-46 record and reached post-season play in three of his five seasons there including an NCAA bid during the 1985-1986 season. That bid would be the one and only time the Zips have reached the NCAA tournament to this day. West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... Eldon Miller (June 19, 1939 – ) is a former college mens basketball coach. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... Walsh University is a private not-for-profit, 4-year, Roman Catholic university in North Canton, Ohio. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... UCF redirects here. ... The University of Akron is an institution of higher learning located in Akron, Ohio. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


Career at University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, while having a rich history had fallen under hard times. The once proud program that had been to 5 consecutive Final Fours from 1959 to 1963-- including a pair of national championships in 1961 and 1962--had not been to the NCAA tournament since 1976 when Huggins arrived in 1989. After being relegated to the NIT his first two years, Huggins would take the Bearcats to the Final Four in his third season--the first of 14 straight NCAA tournament appearances. Final Four is a sports term that is commonly applied to the last four teams remaining in a playoff tournament. ...


Huggins compiled a 399-127 record (.759) in his 16 years at Cincinnati, making him the winningest coach in terms of victories and percentage in the school's rich basketball history. Huggins directed Cincinnati to ten conference regular-season titles and eight league tournament titles. The Bearcats appeared in post-season play in each of Huggins' 16 seasons at U.C., advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament two times in 1993 and 1996 and, in 1991-92, appearing once in the Final Four. The playoff term Elite Eight has been popularized to refer to the final eight teams in the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament, who play in the final game of each of the tournaments four regional brackets. ...


Huggins earned the Ray Meyer Award as the Conference USA Coach of the Year a record three times (1997-98, 1998-99, and 1999-2000), and was a unanimous choice for C-USA Coach of the Decade. He was selected national coach of the year by ESPN.com in 2001-02. His teams won five consecutive conference tournament titles--all four Great Midwest Conference titles from 1992 to 1995 and the first Conference USA tournament in 1996. He was named co-national coach of the year by The Sporting News last season and was Basketball Times' national coach of the year in 1997-98. He earned national coach of the year recognition from Hoop Scoop in 1991-92 and Playboy in 1992-93. Raymond J. Ray Meyer (born December 18, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois) is former college mens basketball coach. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference whose member institutions are located within the Southern United States. ... Conference USA, officially abbreviated C-USA, is a college athletic conference which stretches from Texas in the west to Florida in the east. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The Great Midwest Conference was an NCAA Division I athletics conference. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ... For other uses, see Playboy (disambiguation). ...


During this time the program also gained a reputation for a rough style of play and academic under-performance. Huggins routinely graduated only 30 percent of his players, compared with half of nonathletes at UC. Several of his players were also arrested and convicted on criminal charges.[5]The program was placed on probation in 1998 for a lack of institutional control. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...



During his tenure, Huggins coached three consensus All-Americans--Danny Fortson, Kenyon Martin (the consensus player of the year in 1999-2000) and Steve Logan. Daniel Anthony Fortson (born on March 27, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a professional basketball player currently at power forward/center for the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. Fortson began his pro career after being drafted 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks after a three-year collegiate career at the... Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player. ... Steve Deontay Logan played basketball in the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. ...


He often developed young and inexperienced teams with as many as three freshmen starters into championship squads. For example, Huggins surprised some astute college basketball followers in 1997-98 by directing a team which had only one returning starter to a 27-6 record, conference regular season, and tournament titles, a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament and a Top-10 finish in the polls. The team was then upset by West Virginia in the tournament. Huggins' 2001-02 team, unranked when the season began, posted a 31-4 record, setting a school record for wins, made a clean sweep of the Conference USA regular season and tournament titles, and was a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, where they lost in double overtime to No 8 seed UCLA. In 2002-03, Huggins suffered a major heart attack on the last Saturday of September, but was present for the team's first practice two weeks later and coached the Bearcats with the same intensity that has become his trademark. Not surprisingly given the season's rocky start, the team qualified for the NCAA tournament only as an 8 seed, and were ousted in the first round by Gonzaga. The West Virginia Mountaineers are the athletic teams of West Virginia University. ... The UCLA Bruins are the sports teams for University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). ...


The 2003-04 season was business as usual for Huggins, who piloted the Bearcats to regular-season and tournament titles, and an NCAA tournament berth while amassing a 25-7 record. Despite a favorable draw — the team was sent to nearby Columbus for the first two rounds of the tournament — the Bearcats were mauled by the Illinois Fighting Illini, losing by 24 points in the second round. The 2004-05 Bearcats posted a 25-8 ledger, the ninth season in the past ten years that U.C. has won 25 or more games. They received only a 7 seed in the tournament, however, and gave eventual Elite Eight participant Kentucky a spirited game before falling in the second round. Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ... The Fighting Illini (also known as The Illini) are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. ...


Resignation

In August 2005, the University of Cincinnati bought out the final three years of his contract in exchange for his resignation. UC President Nancy Zimpher gave Huggins an ultimatum--take a $3 million buyout, be reassigned outside the athletic department for the balance of his contract, or be fired. Zimpher said that the Bearcat program under Huggins didn't fit with her plan to upgrade UC's academic reputation.[6] However, she'd been seriously considering ousting Huggins since he was arrested for driving under the influence in 2004. He ultimately pleaded no contest to DUI. Nancy L. Zimpher has served as President of the University of Cincinnati since 2003. ... For other uses, see Under the influence. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nolo contendere, in criminal trials, in some common law jurisdictions, is a plea where the defendant neither admits nor disputes a charge, serving as an alternative to a pleading of guilty or not guilty. ...


At the time, Huggins' contract had a rollover clause which added a year every summer. Zimpher revoked that clause after his conviction and suspended him for two months, but allowed him to return for the 2004-05 basketball season. He was given the option of leaving or finishing the last two years remaining on his contract, but publicly announced he was staying.


In order to properly recruit solid players, Huggins asked that the rollover be reinstated. Zimpher's reply was to fax him the ultimatum while Huggins was at a basketball camp in Las Vegas. Huggins did not even find out about the mandate until he checked his phone while in Las Vegas. He immediately flew home and found that his items at his desk had been taken without his knowledge and shipped back to his house.


The result of Huggins' dismissal was a major backlash against UC and against Zimpher. Many scolded Zimpher for her very poor management skills in the sitaution. Huggins was replaced by assistant head coach Andy Kennedy, but his dismissal was the hot topic for the entire season. Many players and coaches (including Kennedy) paid homage to Huggins throughout the season. Andrew Lynd Andy Kennedy (September 1, 1897 – December 1963) was a Northern Ireland football player. ...


In an interview on ESPN, Huggins admitted that his 2004 arrest for driving under the influence may have created the perception that he was not a proper representative for the Bearcat program. For other uses, see Under the influence. ...


Career at Kansas State

After spending a year out of the coaching profession, on March 23, 2006, Huggins accepted the head coaching job at Kansas State University [7], replacing the fired Jim Wooldridge. Similar to Cincinnati, Kansas State has a rich basketball tradition that includes four final fours, but recently had fallen on hard times. The Wildcats have not been to the NCAA tournament since the 1996-1997 campaign and had not had a conference record better than 7-9 since the Big 12 was formed in the 1996. The previous three Kansas State basketball coaches (Dana Altman, Tom Asbury, Jim Wooldridge) had combined for a 236-232 record, while in that same period Huggins had gone a remarkable 379-113 at Cincinnati. // For an extensive coverage see 2006 in athletics (track and field) May 12 — Justin Gatlin equals the 100m world record. ... Jim Wooldridge is the head mens basketball coach at the University of California, Riverside. ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... Dana Altman (born on June 16, 1958 in Crete, Nebraska) is currently the head coach of the Creighton Bluejays mens basketball team. ... Born on July 14, 1945, Denver, Colorado. ... Jim Wooldridge is the head mens basketball coach at the University of California, Riverside. ...


Immediate buzz at Kansas State

From his introductory press conference, [8] Huggins got the momentum in Manhattan rolling with a quote of "Why settle for 2nd when 1st is available?" For the first time in the 13,340 seat Bramlage Coliseum history, all season ticket packages were sold out as season ticket sales went from 6,500 in 2005-2006 to 13,000 for Huggins' inaugural year at Kansas State. While some looked down upon the Huggins hiring after the way he was ousted from Cincinnati, the majority of the college basketball world thought it was a great hire for both Huggins and Kansas State. [9]


Recruiting at Kansas State

During his first year at Kansas State, Huggins showed little sign of recruiting difficulty. Huggins molded his staff at Kansas State to help with his first two recruiting classes at Kansas State, and used his year off of college basketball to recruit some of the best prep players in America. [10] Before arriving at Kansas State, many had knowledge that Huggins could possibly bring some of the top college basketball prep stars with him to any school that would hire him. [11] Some names included consensus top 10 players in OJ Mayo and Bill Walker along with other consensus top 100 recruits such as Herb Pope, Ramar Smith and Jason Bennett. While Mayo, Pope and Smith all ended up landing at other schools, Huggins was able to bring along Bennett for the 2006-2007 season and Walker, who initially was slated to join the team for the 2007-2008 season, managed to graduate from North College Hill High School early to participate in time for the spring semester at Kansas State. Huggins built his assistant coaching staff with recruiting in mind. He Hired Brad Underwood, a 1986 Kansas State graduate as Director of Basketball Operations. Underwood's hiring was essential in Landing 4-star [12] shooting guard Blake Young as he was Young's coach at Daytona Beach Community College. Assistant coach Frank Martin was the first assistant coach Huggins hired when he arrived at Kansas State. Martin, a Florida International graduate, and assistant under Huggins when he was at Cincinnati, has played a key part in Landing top recruits in the state of Florida. Luis Colon, a 6-10 forward out of Miami, Florida was lured to Kansas State largely on the recruiting efforts of Frank Martin. All and all, Huggins' first recruiting class at Kansas State included Bennett, Colon, Young and 5th year senior from St. Johns University, Jermaine Maybank who took advantage of a now-defunct NCAA rule that allowed graduating seniors with eligibility still remaining to transfer to another school with no penalty. Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Ovinton JAnthony Mayo, aka OJ Mayo (born November 5, 1987 in Huntington, West Virginia, United States) is a student at North College Hill High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... William (Bill) H. Walker (born October 9, 1987 in Huntington, West Virginia), is a college basketball player for the Kansas State Wildcats. ... North College Hill High School is a public high school in North College Hill, Ohio. ... Frank Martin was announced as Kansas State Universitys 22nd Head coach on April 6th, 2007, following the resignation of Bob Huggins. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ...


Huggins 2nd recruiting class was even more spectacular. The hiring of former Charlotte graduate Dalonte Hill was a key component to landing consensus top 5 player [13]Michael Beasley out of the Washington D.C area. Beasley, a famed Charlotte commit where Hill coached before Huggins hired him, switched his college choice to Kansas St soon after Hill was hired by Bob Huggins. Other recruits in the 2007 recruiting class include Walker, Dominique Sutton, a 6-4 swingman out of Durham North Carolina, Jacob Pullen, a 6-1 point guard from Proviso East High School and Fred Brown, a 6-2 shooting guard from West Palm Beach Florida. The 2007 class was so strong, both recruiting services from rivals.com and scout.com rated it the best in the country. [14] [15] Michael Beasley (born January 9, 1989 in Washington, D.C.) is an American basketball player. ... Proviso East High School serves the educational needs of four villages within the Proviso Township, namely Maywood where it is located, Broadview, Forest Park and Melrose Park. ...


2006-2007 season

Huggins's first season at Kansas State was viewed with cautious optimism from the media and fans. Kansas State had returned 4 of their top 5 scorers including 2nd team All-Big 12 member Cartier Martin and Honorable All-Big 12 member David Hoskins. The 2005-2006 team had been involved in many close games, going 7-9 in games decided by 5 points or less during the season. The Wildcats were picked to finish as high as 5th in the Big 12, [16] which showed the confidence Huggins's coaching peers had in his abilities. Prior to that season, Kansas State had never finished higher than 7th place in the Big 12. The early part of the season got off to a rocky start as the Wildcats started the year 4-3 which included embarrassing losses to the New Mexico Lobos and California Golden Bears by a combined 54 points. The Wildcats would benefit from the eligibility of Bill Walker and run off six straight wins including a tournament victory in the Las Vegas Holiday Classic. The Wildcats would soon hit another rough patch as they lost three straight games to Xavier, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. Even more damaging was the loss of star freshman Bill Walker when he tore his ACL five minutes into a 69-65 loss to Texas A&M. After the Walker injury the Wildcats seniors Martin, Lance Harris, and Akeem Wright stepped up their game and led Kansas State to a 7 game winning streak which included a win over the ranked Texas Longhorns in Austin that broke a 22-game Texas home winning streak. The 2nd half of Big 12 play saw the Wildcats go 4-4 including a pair of losses to its in-state rival the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas State ended the Big 12 season in the semifinals of the Big 12 tournament losing to Kansas for a third time, but did pick up a crucial 66-45 win over Texas Tech. Despite this win, the Wildcats were left out of the NCAA tournament for the 11th consecutive year. This streak is the fourth longest among BCS conference schools. Kansas State felt particularly snubbed due to the fact it was the first major-conference team not to make the NCAA tournament after winning 20 games overall and 10 games in conference. The Wildcats settled on a NIT bid and went 1-1 beating Vermont and losing to DePaul. Kansas State ended the season 23-12 (10-6) which was the most victories from a Wildcat team since 1987-1988. Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... Categories: College athletics conferences ... The University of New Mexico (UNM) is a public university in Albuquerque, New Mexico. ... Cal Logo The California Golden Bears is the nickname used for 27 varsity athletic programs of the University of California, Berkeley. ... For other educational institutions using the name Xavier, see Xavier. ... Texas A&M University at College Station Texas A&M University, often Texas A&M, A&M or TAMU for short, is one of the flagship universities of Texas, and is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System. ... Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas, established in 1923 originally as Texas Technological College. ... William (Bill) H. Walker (born October 9, 1987 in Huntington, West Virginia), is a college basketball player for the Kansas State Wildcats. ... Kansas State University (sometimes referred to as K-State) is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas. ... For other uses, see Longhorn. ... The sports teams at the University of Kansas are known as the Jayhawks. ... NCAA Mens Basketball Division I Championship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... The BCS Conferences are the six major NCAA Division I-A conferences that receive an automatic bid into the Bowl Championship Series every year. ... NCAA Mens Basketball Division I Championship - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... NIT or Nit or nit can refer to:- A common name for various types of lice eggs. ...


Career at West Virginia

2007-2008 season

Bob Huggins announced April 5, 2007, that he had accepted the position of head coach at West Virginia University. Huggins former employer Kansas State University offered to match the offer from West Virginia University plus some additional, but the desire to return home won out with Huggins. The WVU contract has been reported as being valued at five million over five years with an $800,000 base salary in the first year. He has been quoted as saying "There are incredible teams in the Big East and I’m so proud to represent this state and this wonderful University.” Coach Huggins succeeds John Beilein who is currently the head coach of the University of Michigan. Huggins's alma mater is West Virginia University where he graduated magna cum laude in 1977 after lettering two years for the Mountaineers. Coach Huggins finished his senior season at WVU with a 13.2 ppg average and nearly 800 points for his career. After he graduated from West Virginia, he came back to coach as a graduate assistant. In 2002, when WVU's longtime coach Gale Catlett departed the team in the middle of the season, Huggins was a lead candidate for the position; however, he decided to remain with Cincinnati. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... Kansas State University, officially called Kansas State University of Fashion and Design [2] but commonly shortened to K-State, is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. ... West Virginia University is an institution of higher learning based in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA. Other campuses include: West Virginia University at Parkersburg in Parkersburg; West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery; Potomac State College of West Virginia University in Keyser; and a clinical campus for the Universitys... The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Gale Catlett (born October 31, 1940 in Hedgesville, West Virginia) was a basketball player and longtime basketball coach for West Virginia University. ...


Only 9 games into the 2007-2008 season, the Mountaineers entered the AP Top 25 poll carrying a #24 ranking with an 8-1 record. On December 22, 2007 Huggins achieved his 600th victory as a head coach in a road game at Canisius. On January 15, 2008, it was announced that Huggins let West Virginia backup quarterback on the football team, Jarrett Brown, to join the basketball team. Head coach of the football program, Bill Stewart, talked to Huggins and had no problem with Brown joining the basketball team. Terrelle Pryor, the #1 football recruit and a blue chip basketball recruit who was interested in West Virginia under former head football coach Rich Rodriguez, announced he was interested in the school again due to Brown being allowed to play both sports, which he stated he wanted to do at the collegiate level.[17] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The name Canisius can refer to the following persons (and things named after them): Aegidius Canisius, Italian humanist and cardinal Aegidius of Viterbo Saint Petrus Canisius his half-brother Jesuit theologian Theodorich Canisius Henricus Canisius, canonist and historian Canisius College, a Jesuit college in Buffalo, New York Kolese Kanisius, a... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (common) era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Jarrett Brown (born January 23rd, 1987 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American football quarterback who plays backup for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... // Terrelle Pryor is an American Football and Basketball star from Jeannette, Pennsylvania. ... A blue chip stock is the stock of a well-established company having stable earnings and no extensive liabilities. ... For the baseball player, see Rich Rodriguez (L.H. pitcher). ...


After the Canisius victory, West Virginia lost to University of Oklahoma, 82-88, for the second loss of the season. West Virginia lost two of the next three games, to sit with a 10-4 record. However, the Mountaineers continued a four-game win streak with victories over rivals Marshall and Syracuse. The Mountaineers then faced the #9 Georgetown Hoyas at home. The Mountaineers lost the game, 57-58, but controversy arose. West Virginia guard Da'Sean Butler shot a layup as time expired, but Georgetown forward Patrick Ewing, Jr. swatted the ball away as the game buzzer sounded. However, the block has been viewed as a goaltending rather than a fair block, which would have resulted in a West Virginia victory.[18] However, West Virginia could not rebound in the next game, and lost to Huggins' former job, at Cincinnati, to a final score of 62-39. They rebounded with a 77-65 victory at Providence, but then lost at #25 Pittsburgh in the Backyard Brawl on a buzzer-beating three-point shot by Pitt's Ronald Ramon to win the game, 55-54. University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... Marshall University is a public university based in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private American research university. ... The Georgetown Hoyas are the athletics teams that officially represent Georgetown University in college sports. ... DaSean Butler (born January 25, 1987 in Newark, New Jersey) is a basketball player for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... Patrick Ewing, Jr. ... The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... This page refers to a college in Rhode Island. ... The University of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as Pitt, is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. ... For the rivalry between Millsaps College and Mississippi College, see The Backyard Brawl (Millsaps-Mississippi). ...


With their record at 16-7, the Mountaineers followed up with a 81-63 victory over Rutgers, then a 89-68 victory over Seton Hall. The Mountaineers were then upset by Villanova, 56-78, but bounced back with an 80-53 victory over Providence. The Mountaineers earned their 20th win of the season in the 85-73 victory over DePaul. With their record at 20-8, the Mountaineers extended its 20-win season streak to four seasons, the best ever since a seven-season streak from 1981-1987. Bob Huggins' 20-win season moved his record to at least 20-wins in 22 of his 26 seasons coaching. His 20 20-win seasons in his collegiate career at the Division 1 level is tied for 12 place all-time. "I'm old," Huggins said of the accomplishment.[19] Rutgers University Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is located in New Brunswick, Piscataway, Camden and Newark, New Jersey. ... Seton Hall University is a Roman Catholic university in South Orange, New Jersey. ... Villanova (Latin, new villa) is a generic placename that can refer to several places: Arnaldus de Villanova, a 14 century alchemist, astrologer and physician. ... DePaul University is a university in Chicago that was founded by the Vincentians in 1898. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ...


After the DePaul victory, the Mountaineers lost a critical game to #16 Connecticut, 79-71. However, Joe Alexander scored a career-high 32 points and added another 10 rebounds. In the following game, the Backyard Brawl and Senior Night, the Mountaineers won their home game finale over their arch rival, the Pittsburgh Panthers, 76-62, to improve to 10-7 in the conference and move to 6th place. Joe Alexander again had a career day by posting a consecutive 32-point performance, also adding 6 rebounds. The University of Connecticut, commonly known as UConn, is the State of Connecticuts flagship land-grant university. ... Joe Alexander (born December 26, 1986 in Taiwan; grew up in Mount Airy, Maryland) is a basketball player for the West Virginia Mountaineers. ... For the rivalry between Millsaps College and Mississippi College, see The Backyard Brawl (Millsaps-Mississippi). ... The Pittsburgh Panthers is the name given to the sports teams of University of Pittsburgh. ...


The Mountaineers finished the year with an 83-74 overtime victory over St. John's, then opened the Big East Tournament with a 58-53 victory over Providence. In the second round of the tourney, the Mountaineers upset the #15-ranked Connecticut Huskies, 78-72. Joe Alexander contributed with a career-high 34 points and 7 rebounds. The Big East Conference is a collegiate athletics conference consisting of thirteen universities, mostly in the northeastern United States: Boston College (scheduled to leave in 2005) University of Connecticut (UConn) Georgetown University (Plays Division I-AA football in the Patriot League) University of Notre Dame (Plays Division I-A football... The Connecticut Huskies, also known as the UConn Huskies, are the athletic teams of the University of Connecticut. ...


Recruiting success

Huggins has been known, at Cincinnati and Kansas State, for his great recruiting programs. He signed three No. 1-rated junior college players and five McDonald’s All-Americans to Cincinnati, while six of his last nine recruiting classes ranked among the nation’s Top 10. His 2007 recruiting class at Kansas State was ranked No. 1 in the country by several outlets, Rivals.com, Scout.com and Sports Illustrated. Scout.com is reporting that Huggins has already succeeded in recruiting three of the nation's Top 100 players for the 2008-2009 season.[20] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


Season-by-season results

School Season Wins Losses Win Percentage
Walsh 1981 14 16 .467
Walsh 1982 23 9 .719
Walsh 1983 34 1 .971
Akron 1985 12 14 .462
Akron 1986 22 8 .733
Akron 1987 21 9 .700
Akron 1988 21 7 .750
Akron 1989 21 8 .724
Cincinnati 1990 20 14 .588
Cincinnati 1991 18 12 .600
Cincinnati 1992 29 5 .853
Cincinnati 1993 27 5 .844
Cincinnati 1994 22 10 .688
Cincinnati 1995 23 11 .676
Cincinnati 1996 28 5 .848
Cincinnati 1997 26 8 .765
Cincinnati 1998 27 6 .818
Cincinnati 1999 27 6 .818
Cincinnati 2000 29 4 .879
Cincinnati 2001 25 10 .714
Cincinnati 2002 31 4 .886
Cincinnati 2003 17 12 .586
Cincinnati 2004 25 7 .781
Cincinnati 2005 25 8 .758
Did Not Coach 2006
Kansas State 2007 23 12 .657
West Virginia 2008 24 9 .720
Totals 26 Seasons 614 220 .736

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Notable players coached

Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player. ... Nickey (Nick) Maxwell Van Exel (born November 27, 1971 in Kenosha, Wisconsin) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA. Van Exel, a 61 left-handed point guard, was most well known for his flashy style of play and his ability to hit critical shots during games. ... Daniel Anthony Fortson (born on March 27, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a professional basketball player currently at power forward/center for the Seattle SuperSonics of the NBA. Fortson began his pro career after being drafted 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks after a three-year collegiate career at the... Dontonio Wingfield (born June 23, 1974, in Albany, Georgia) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2nd round (37th overall) of the 1994 NBA Draft. ... Ruben Nathaniel Patterson (born July 31, 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA. He is currently in the final year of a six-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, for whom he plays small forward, but has also shown the ability to defend any... Corie Kasoun Blount (born January 4, 1969 in Monrovia, California) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Jason Dior Maxiell (born February 18, 1983 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player. ... Steve Deontay Logan played basketball in the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. ... Kenneth (Kenny) Satterfield a. ... DerMarr Miles Johnson (born May 5, 1980, in Washington, D.C.) is an American basketball player currently with the Benetton Treviso of the Serie A. After attending the University of Cincinnati with future NBA players Kenyon Martin, Ruben Patterson and Kenny Satterfield, and draftee Steve Logan, he was selected sixth... White, outside of Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana in August, 2006. ... William (Bill) H. Walker (born October 9, 1987 in Huntington, West Virginia), is a college basketball player for the Kansas State Wildcats. ...

Coaching Tree

Frank Martin was announced as Kansas State Universitys 22nd Head coach on April 6th, 2007, following the resignation of Bob Huggins. ... Mick Cronin is the head mens basketball coach at the University of Cincinnati. ... Andy Kennedy (born March 13, 1968 in Louisville, Mississippi) is the current head mens basketball coach at the University of Mississippi. ...

References

  • Bob Huggins first interview after resigning from the University of Cincinnati
  1. ^ SULLIVAN: Huggins' 2 choices: Go home, stay home
  2. ^ ESPN.com - Report: Huggins leaving K-State for WVU
  3. ^ Huggins achieved perfection in '72
  4. ^ MSNsportsNET.Com - West Virginia University Mountaineers
  5. ^ http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114367599328911693.html?mod=todays_us_personal_journal
  6. ^ Huggins Isn't Quite Finished at UC from WLWT
  7. ^ "Huggins accepts Kansas State job", ESPN.com, Andy Katz, March 23, 2006.
  8. ^ "Huggins introductory press conference"
  9. ^ "Huggins right hire for right school"
  10. ^ "Before Manhattan, Huggins was building a team of his own"
  11. ^ "Blue-chip recruits will follow Huggins, wherever he ends up"
  12. ^ "Blake Young recruiting profile"
  13. ^ "2007 recruit rankings"
  14. ^ "Wildcats have top recruiting class"
  15. ^ "Scout.com recruiting rankings"
  16. ^ "Preseason big 12 poll"
  17. ^ The Times West Virginian - COLUMN: Pryor gets some food for thought
  18. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=280260277
  19. ^ http://www.dailymail.com/Sports/WVUSports/200802280157
  20. ^ Scout.com
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