Morgantown, West Virginia – This morning was a glorious day for West Virginia fans as WVU’s director of athletics Shane Lyons was “forced to resign.” Now, the attention will turn to who will replace Lyons as the university’s AD.
One former West Virginia coach believes that there is an obvious choice to replace Lyons:
Billy Hahn, a longtime assistant under Huggins, said the following today on social media: “WVU should go all out to convince Bob Huggins to become the new AD that has opened with the firing of Shane Lyons.”
Huggins, 69, is aging and despite his continued passion for the game of basketball, the demands of travel will likely soon become too difficult for him. No one cares more about the success of West Virginia athletics than Huggins and like Lyons, he is respected around the country. In addition, Huggins could naturally slide into his new role as director of athletics after retiring and choose his successor as the next head coach of the men’s basketball team.
This new role would allow him to continue to be a very active part of West Virginia athletics without the demand of traveling and the stresses of being the head coach of a major college basketball program.
If there’s anyone that can be trusted to make decisions that would truly benefit West Virginia University and the state of West Virginia, it’s Bob Huggins.
Great day to be alive count your blessings! If you are praying you are not worrying if you are worrying you are not praying! WVU should go all out to convince Bob Huggins to become the new AD that has opened with the firing of Shane Lyons
— Billy Hahn (@BillyHahn8) November 14, 2022