WVU’s Long Hired By WVU Tech

WVU’s Long Hired By WVU Tech


James Long

WVU Tech’s gain is WVU’s loss.

James Long, who has served as the video coordinator for the Mountaineer men’s basketball program for the past three years, has been hired as the head men’s basketball coach at WVU Tech.

Golden Bear director of athletic of athletics Kenneth Howell announced Long’s hiring on Wednesday. Long replaces veteran Tech coach Bob Williams, who retired after 17 seasons. Williams led the Golden Bears to the NAIA Tournament in four of the last five seasons, which included a 30-5 mark this past year.

A native of Charleston, West Virginia, Long was a walk-on member of WVU’s basketball team from 2014-17, scoring 32 points and playing in 23 games during that time. After graduating with a degree in finance from WVU, he was hired by West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins to serve as the Mountaineers’ video coordinator.

Now after three years working for Huggins, Long is headed to Beckley to take over his own program.

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    WVU’s Long Hired By WVU Tech WVU Tech’s gain is WVU’s loss. James Long, who has served as the video coordinator for the Mountaineer men’s basketball p
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    #94137

    I had no idea that Tech still had a basketball team.

    #94141

    WVU Tech moved its campus from Montgomery to Beckley a couple years ago, but the basketball program has remained a strong one at the NAIA level.

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    JAL

    Congratulations to Long, hope he has success there.

    #94158

    Wish him the best.

    #94162

    I was at Tech during the Sedale Threatt days.  Those were some good teams.

    #94289

    I was able to meet him yesterday. A student-athlete that I train will be playing for him this coming season. I was impressed with him. If he’s successful, he could move up the ranks quickly.

    #94321

    Another Alum, a 4 year walk on making a career in Basketball.  Good luck to him.

    #94334

    I was at Tech during the Threatt years too. Great player.

    #94337

    I saw a lot of games of Threatt as well. especially in the WVIAC tournaments in Charleston civic center. He had a 14 year NBA career.

    Threatt is thought to have fathered at least fourteen children, and has been married and divorced twice, firstly to Nicole Plotzker (who left him for Dr. Dre), and secondly to Britt Johnson.

    Threatt was sentenced to six months prison in 2000 for failing to pay child support. Threatt had previously reached a plea agreement that called for prosecutors to recommend five months of probation, but U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf ignored the agreement and sentenced him to prison time. Wolf also ordered Threatt to comply with five other outstanding child-support orders for children in other jurisdictions.

    He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. Working along side of his eldest son Sedale Threatt, Jr. in his company, Australian Basketball Development (AUBD).[6] Threatt has another son also named Sedale Threatt Jr., who played quarterback for Lehigh University, and later became an actor.

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