Huggins Adds Hall of Fame Honor to Dazzling Resume

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.

Bob Huggins at Cincinnati

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

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    Huggins Adds Hall of Fame Honor to Dazzling Resume West Virginia head basketball coach Bob Huggins already has some Hall of Fame honors on resume, and
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    #93660

    Not THE HOF, but a HOF none the less.

    Congrats Huggs.

    #93661

    Congrats to Huggs.  If he doesn’t make THE HOF someday soon, then something is very wrong with the selection process.

    #93676

    I think the only thing that has keps him out of the Naismith is this idea that you have to have a national championship to complete “the legacy”. It’s one of those terms that drives me nuts.

    It’s mostly a talking point among the heads on the tube and internet, but a lot of these people are voters too.

     

    #93680

    The national championship or lack thereof likely gives them a way to keep out certain figures with whom they have some other bone to pick.  One would hope not, but it may be the case.

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