Bob Huggins

Bob Huggins (born September 21, 1953)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: West Virginia Mountaineers
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
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:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2007-present 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 the head coach at Akron for five seasons, winning 97 games and going to the NCAA Tournament in 1986 after winning the Ohio Valley 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 Tournament appearances (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
    • Has been to the NCAA Tournament 11 times in 16 years as the WVU head coach, including a trip to the 2010 Final Four
  • Along with his wife, June, has two daughters

Bob Huggins Coaching Tree


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