Huggins Adds Hall of Fame Honor to Dazzling Resume
West Virginia head basketball coach Bob Huggins already has some Hall of Fame honors on his resume, with many more to come. On Monday he added one that hearkens back to his first major stop in his coaching journey.
Along with two other coaches, Huggins has been named to Conference USA’s inaugural Hall of Fame Class, which covers all sports. Twenty players and two administrators were also named to celebrate the 25th year of the C-USA, which was created in 1995 with the merger of the Metro and Great Midwest Conferences.
Huggins coached at the University of Cincinnati from 1995-2004 while compiling a 123-33 record.Kenyon Martin, the 2000 national player of the year for Huggins at Cincinnati, was also among the initial 25 induction class.
Among Huggins’ accomplishments in the decade:
— 1997-98 National Coach of the Year
— Three-time C-USA Coach of the Year (1999-2000, 1998-99, 1997-98)
— C-USA Men’s Basketball Coach of the Decade (1995-2004)
— Won a share of eight C-USA regular season championships (five outright) and four postseason C-USA Championships (2004, 2002, 1998, 1996)
— Led Cincinnati to the NCAA Championship in each of his 10 seasons in C-USA, advancing to the Elite Eight in 1996
— UC compiled a 123-33 (.788) C-USA record in his 10 seasons and a 259-70 overall record during this period; UC was ranked in the Top 25 for 138 of 184 weekly polls, earning Top 10 rankings 77 times and holding down the No. 1 spot 15 times