WVU Coach Bob Huggins Resigns Following DUI Arrest

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West Virginia University head basketball coach Bob Huggins has announced his resignation.

Saturday night, Jeff Goodman from Stadium reported that Huggins had told the team and his staff about his resignation plans.

According to Goodman, Huggins told his team that he will not be their coach this season and intends to resign following his DUI arrest which occurred Friday night in Pittsburgh.

Staff members reportedly took the news hard. Some were in tears upon being told the news Saturday night at around 9 pm.

Later the same night, Huggins put out a statement addressed to Mountaineer Nation.

“Today, I have submitted a letter to President Gordon Gee and Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker informing them of my resignation and intention to retire as head men’s basketball coach at West Virginia University effective immediately<” Huggins’ statement begins.

The 69-year-old coach has over 900 victories to his name and is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Despite his success and accolades, the last few months have been turbulent for Huggins.

In May, Huggins used a homophobic slur while making an appearance on a Cincinnati radio show.

While he was able to weather that storm. However, it doesn’t sound as though the same can be said about the DUI incident.

Huggins signed off by giving thanks to WVU fans and supporters,

“Thank you to everyone who has supported our program over the years,” he wrote. “It has meant more to me and my family than you could ever know.”

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Written by Matt Reigle

Matt is a University of Central Florida graduate and a long-suffering Philadelphia Flyers fan living in Orlando, Florida. He can usually be heard playing guitar, shoe-horning obscure quotes from The Simpsons into conversations, or giving dissertations to captive audiences on why Iron Maiden is the greatest band of all time.


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  1. As a twice over WVU graduate (BA and JD), it saddens and embarrasses me for the University. Huggs acted selfishly and clearly has (well known) a drinking problem. I am gutted for the current players and coaches who made decisions based in large part on Huggs being the HC. Folks with enough money to hire drivers should do so. Then you can drink to your heart’s desire while someone else is driving.

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