Billy Hahn

Billy Hahn (1953-2023)

Teams coached: Ohio Bobcats, La Salle Explorers
Ohio record: 43-44 (.494)
La Salle record: 37-54 (.407)
Overall record: 80-98 (.449)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2007-2017 West Virginia (asst)
2001-2004 La Salle
1989-2001 Maryland (asst)
1986-1989 Ohio
1980-1986 Ohio (asst)
1977-1980 Rhode Island (asst)
1976-1977 Davidson (asst)
1975-1976 Morris Harvey (asst)

Billy Hahn Facts

  • Billy Hahn
  • Born June 22, 1953
  • Died April 7, 2023
  • Hometown: Mishawaka, Indiana
  • Alma Mater: University of Maryland (BA, 1975)
  • Graduated from Penn HS (IN) and then played for HOF head coach Lefty Driesell and the Maryland Terrapins
  • Started his coaching career at Morris Harvey College (now U Charleston), where he spent one year assisting Rich Meckfessel
  • Spent one year on Dave Pritchett’s staff at Davidson and then assisted Jack Kraft for two seasons at Rhode Island
  • Hired by Danny Nee at Ohio in 1980, where he was part of two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT in six seasons as an assistant
  • Elevated to head coach of the Bobcats in 1986, going 43-44 over three seasons at the helm
    • Did not reach the postseason but did recruit and coach future NBA players Dave Jamerson and Paul Graham
  • Returned to alma mater Maryland in 1989, spending the next twelve seasons working under HOF head coach Gary Williams
    • Recruited a number of star players and was instrumental in assembling the team that won the 2002 NCAA Championship
  • Left Maryland in 2001 to become the head coach at La Salle, going 37-54 in three seasons there
    • He and head women’s coach John Miller were forced to resign in 2004 for failing to disclose an incident in which a men’s player allegedly raped a women’s player
  • Returned to coaching in 2007, joining then-new head coach Bob Huggins‘ staff at West Virginia
    • Was part of eight NCAA Tournaments, including four Sweet Sixteens and the Mountaineers’ 2010 Final Four run
    • Retired in 2017 after ten years at West Virginia and nearly 40 seasons as a collegiate coach
  • Hahn passed away in April 2023 at the age of 69 after suffering a heart attack

Billy Hahn Coaching Tree