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Bob Huggins Named to Naismith Coach of the Year Watch List

MORGANTOWN W.Va- West Virginia Mountaineer head coach Bob Huggins has been named to the Werner Ladder Naismith Men’s Coach of the Year Watch List, according to the Atlanta Tipoff Club.

The watch list includes fifteen coaches from across the country.

Among the other Big 12 coaches represented are Baylor’s Scott Drew, Oklahoma’s Lon Kruger and Texas’ Shaka Smart.

Huggins is sitting at 895 wins on his career, just five away from becoming the fifth Division I coach to reach 900 career wins.

After years of success in different conferences across Division I basketball, many believe that this is the year that Huggins finally gets recognition into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Full List of Nominees:
Casey Alexander, Belmont
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
Lon Kruger, Oklahoma
Porter Moser, Loyola-Chicago
Nate Oats, Alabama
Kelvin Sampson, Houston
Shaka Smart, Texas
Mike Young, Virginia Tech

Cover photo via WVU Athletics

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