Morgantown, West Virginia – Earlier today, West Virginia lost one of its most beloved coaches ever when former Mountaineers assistant Billy Hahn passed away at the age of 69.
Hahn was a longtime assistant under Bob Huggins and they were very close for many years. Moments ago, Huggins released a statement about his friend passing away:
“I have known Billy since the early 1970s when I visited Maryland as a recruit, and he was my host for the weekend. From there, I ran into Billy constantly on the recruiting trail over the years before I hired him at WVU in 2007.
Billy was a player’s coach and a very good communicator. He had a great rapport with the players, and they all really enjoyed being around him.
All of Mountaineer basketball and Mountaineer Nation is saddened by Billy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Kathi, his son, Matty, his daughter, Ashley, his grandchildren, their families and everyone that knew and loved Billy.”
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of coach Billy Hahn.
Forever a Mountaineer.
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— WVU Men's Basketball (@WVUhoops) April 7, 2023