MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — The West Virginia Mountaineers are currently playing Monmouth in their second game of the season, but former head coach Bob Huggins is not in attendance at the WVU Coliseum. Instead, Huggins is at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia to watch the Radford versus Marshall Thundering Herd game tonight.
Huggins, 70, is there to support his former player and current head coach at Radford, Darris Nichols. Nichols played for Huggins during his senior season in 2007-2008 for the Mountaineers, averaging 10.7 points and 3.6 assists per game for the team. Since graduating, Nichols was a graduate assistant during the 2010-2011 season before taking various assistant jobs and ultimately ending up at Radford as the head coach.
Nichols, like Huggins, has had his struggles with drinking and driving. On Feb. 23, Nichols pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge after he was found to have a 0.25 blood-alcohol level, more than three times Virginia’s legal limit for driving. Huggins’ blood alcohol level, in comparison, was 0.21%. Hopefully both Huggins and Nichols are clean and ready to move forward with their lives.
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) November 11, 2023