BasketballIn Memoriam

Former head coach Billy Hahn passes away, 69

Former La Salle and Ohio head coach Billy Hahn passed away on Friday. The retired coach, who was most recently on Bob Huggins‘ staff at West Virginia from 2007-17, suffered a heart attack earlier this week. He was 69 years old.

“Billy was a players’ coach and a very good communicator. He had a great rapport with the players, and they all really enjoyed being around him,” Huggins said. “All of Mountaineer basketball and Mountaineer Nation is saddened by Billy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Kathi, his son, Matty, his daughter, Ashley, his grandchildren, their families and everyone that knew and loved Billy.”

Hahn was a part of the 2009-10 Mountaineers team that won the Big East Tournament and then made a run to the Final Four. He retired in 2017 after more than four decades in the game.

A former player at Maryland for Hall of Fame coach Lefty Driesell, Hahn later spent 12 seasons as an assistant at his alma mater under Gary Williams. He was hired at La Salle in 2001 but was instrumental in building and coaching the Terps’ team that won the National Championship in 2002.


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