Bobby Hussey

Bobby Hussey (1940-2007)

Teams coached: Belmont Abbey Crusaders, Davidson Wildcats, Virginia Tech Hokies
Belmont Abbey record^: 179-111 (.617)
Davidson record: 109-125 (.466)
Virginia Tech record: 23-32 (.418)
Overall record^: 311-268 (.537)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1986)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • SoCon Tournament Champion:  1  (1986)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1999-2003 Clemson (asst)
1997-1999 Virginia Tech
1991-1997 Virginia Tech (asst)
1989-1991 Clemson (asst)
1981-1989 Davidson
1971-1981 Belmont Abbey
1970-1971 Appalachian State (asst)

Bobby Hussey Facts

  • Bobby Hussey
  • Born April 2, 1940
  • Died June 26, 2007
  • Hometown: Asheboro, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: Appalachian State University (BA, 1962)
  • Started his career at Kings Mountain HS (NC), going 67-6 in four years (1966-70) as head coach
  • Spent one season as an assistant to Bob Light at his alma mater Appalachian State
  • Became the head coach at Belmont Abbey in 1971, going 179-111 over ten seasons at the helm
  • Left for Division I Davidson in 1981, leading the Wildcats for the next eight seasons
  • Joined Cliff Ellis‘ staff at Clemson in 1989, working with the Tigers for two seasons
  • Was an assistant at Virginia Tech for six seasons under Bill C. Foster, including the Hokies’ 1996 NIT title
  • Elevated to head coach at Tech when Foster retired in 1997, going 23-32 in two seasons at the helm
  • Returned to Clemson, spending four more seasons on the staff there under head coach Larry Shyatt
  • In his final years, he served as a consultant and volunteer high school coach in the Charlotte area
  • Passed away in 2007 at age 67 after suffering a major stroke
    • Survived by his wife, Sandra, and their two sons, Bo and Greg

Bobby Hussey Coaching Tree


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