Bob Huggins

Bob Huggins (born September 21, 1953)

Teams coached: Walsh Cavaliers, Akron Zips, Cincinnati Bearcats, Kansas State Wildcats, West Virginia Mountaineers
Walsh record: 71–26 (.732)
Akron record: 97-46 (.678)
Cincinnati record: 399-127 (.759)
Kansas State record: 23-12 (.657)
West Virginia record: 345-203 (.630)
Overall record^: 935-414 (.693)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  26  (1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021, 2023)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen: (1992, 1993, 1996, 2001, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • NCAA Tournament Final Four: (1992, 2010)
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  4  (1990, 1991, 2007, 2014)
  • CBI Appearances:  1 (2019)
  • Conference USA Regular Season Champion:  8  (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004)
  • Great Midwest Regular Season Champion:  2  (1992, 1993)
  • Ohio Valley Regular Season Champion:  1  (1986)
  • Big East Tournament Champion(2010)
  • Conference USA Tournament Champion:  4  (1996, 1998, 2002, 2004)
  • Great Midwest Tournament Champion:  4  (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
  • Ohio Valley Tournament Champion:  1  (1986)
  • NAIA Tournament Appearances:  (1983)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2007-2023 West Virginia
2006-2007 Kansas State
1989-2005 Cincinnati
1984-1989 Akron
1983-1984 UCF (asst)
1980-1983 Walsh
1978-1980 Ohio State (asst)
1977-1978 West Virginia (asst)

Bob Huggins Facts

  • Robert Edward Huggins
  • Born September 12, 1953
  • Hometown: Port Washington, Ohio
  • Born in Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Alma Mater: West Virginia University (BA, 1977 & MA, 1978)
  • A coach’s son, Huggins played for his father at Indian Valley South HS (OH) before starting his collegiate career at Ohio U
    • Transferred to WVU after his freshman year, playing two seasons for head coach Joedy Gardner
  • Started coaching at WVU under Gardner in 1977, then spent two seasons as an assistant at Ohio State under Eldon Miller
  • Was the head coach for three seasons at D-II Walsh College, going 71-26 overall during that time, including a 34-1 record in 1982-83 (30-0 regular season)
  • Spent one season as an assistant under Chuck Machock at UCF before landing the head job at Akron in 1984
  • Was head coach at Akron for five years, winning 97 games and going to the NCAA Tournament in 1986 after winning OVC regular season and Tournament titles
  • Became the head coach at Cincinnati in 1989, coaching there for 16 seasons
    • Went to the NIT in each of his first two seasons, then led the Bearcats to 14-straight NCAA Tournaments (including the 1992 Final Four)
    • Resigned in 2005 after a DUI arrest in 2004 and the arrest of one of his assistants and several players the following year
  • Was hired in March 2006 to be the head coach at Kansas State; led the Wildcats to a 23-12 record and NIT appearance in his only year at KSU
  • Had the opportunity to become head coach at alma mater West Virginia and was officially hired in April 2007

Bob Huggins Coaching Tree

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and NAIA levels