Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, it was confirmed that long-time West Virginia assistant Billy Hahn has passed away at the age of 69.
Hahn, who was an assistant for the Mountaineers from 2007-2017, coached and recruited 19 future NBA players and made numerous NCAA Tournament appearances during his long career.
Hahn recently expressed interest in returning to coaching, but suffered a major heart attack this past week. Hahn was truly one of the good guys in the sport of college basketball and will be missed greatly by Mountaineer Nation and all of the players and coaches he worked with over the years.
Rest in Peace, dawg.
“Great day to be alive. Count your blessings. If you are praying, you are not worrying. If you are worrying, you are not praying.”
– Billy Hahn
Hearing from very reliable sources that former West Virginia assistant coach Billy Hahn has passed away at the age of 69. Another devastating loss for Mountaineer Nation. #WVU
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) April 7, 2023
Sad heart today as we lost our dear friend Coach Billy Hahn…taught me so much about the business of @MarchMadnessMBB and what it meant to be part of the family @TerrapinHoops..love you dawg! He loved opening day @Orioles too pic.twitter.com/qyeupdQ1Tq
— Jimmy Patsos (@CoachPatsos) April 7, 2023
I am so thankful for everyone of our conversations we had during my time at WVU. Anyone that knew Billy Hahn there was never a dull moment when you interacted with him, but I always walked away with a valuable lesson. Take your rest big dawg. Sleep in peace 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/R2f5aa0Sxb
— Chester Nichols (@Chester_Nichols) April 7, 2023
The 1st high major coach I’ve ever seen in our open gym at Gratz! R.I.P. Billy Hahn 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/oDi1Das8tA
— Team Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 🏀 (@TeamRHJAZ) April 7, 2023
Great day to be alive count your blessings! If you are praying you are not worrying if you are worrying you are not praying! Shoutout to all coaches! As your season is approaching I can help your team! I motivate and educate! My website is https://t.co/h2AxPrakCU.
— Billy Hahn (@BillyHahn8) October 10, 2022