Huggins named semifinalist for Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year

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Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year

West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has been named a semifinalist for the Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced today.

Huggins is one of 10 coaches named and one of two coaches from the Big 12 Conference. The full list of honorees can be seen below.

This season, Huggins has guided WVU to 18 wins so far (11 in the Big 12 Conference), and the Mountaineers have been ranked in the AP Top 25 every week this season, reaching No. 6 this week. For the fourth consecutive year, Huggins has been named as a nominee for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Huggins has 899 career wins to date and will become the sixth Division I coach all-time to win 900 career games. He is one win away from tying Roy Williams and three wins away from tying Bob Knight for fourth place all-time.

Coach, School

  • Darian DeVries, Drake
  • Scott Drew, Baylor
  • Andy Enfield, USC
  • Mark Few, Gonzaga
  • Leonard Hamilton, Florida State
  • Chris Holtmann, Ohio State
  • Juwan Howard, Michigan
  • Bob Huggins, West Virginia
  • Eric Musselman, Arkansas
  • Nate Oats, Alabama

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