Morgantown, West Virginia – When the West Virginia Mountaineers beat Elon in the 1st round of the Charleston Classic, Bob Huggins moved into a tie with Roy Williams for 4th in coaching wins in college basketball history with 903 career wins.
Only Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim and Jim Calhoun, formerly of UNCONN, are now ahead of Huggins in total wins.
Despite his outstanding long-term success, Huggins continues to be snubbed by the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Several experts in the sport of basketball have spoken out in the past about Huggins being disrespected and today, Seth Greenberg, a ESPN college basketball analyst and two-time ACC Coach of the Year, said that Huggins is without a Hall of Famer.
“Look at Bob Huggins’ journey. He is a Hall of Famer. His career is amazing. Very few (coaches) have been as creative and versatile (as him). He evaluates his team and finds a system to put his guys in position to win. That is coaching. Oh, and his guys love him.”
Look at @CoachHuggs journey. He is a HOFer. His career is amazing. Very few have been as creative and versatile. He evaluates his team and finds a system to put his guys in position to win. That is coaching. Oh and his guys love him. @WVUhoops
— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) November 19, 2021
The Mountaineers are back in action tonight at 7:00PM against Marquette in the 2nd round of the Charleston Classic in Charleston, South Carolina. Huggins will be attempting to move to sole possession of 4th all-time in college basketball wins. Huggins will likely also pass Jim Calhoun, who retired yesterday with 920 career wins, later this season to move into 3rd all-time.
If Huggins’ career isn’t deserving of the Hall of Fame, it’s difficult to understand what is.