ESPN: Bob Huggins Could Retire Following Season

Morgantown, West Virginia – In ESPN’s article released today called “Your Comprehensive Guide to the 2023 Men’s College Basketball Coaching Hot Seat” by Jeff Borzello, West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins is mentioned as a coach who could potentially retire following the 2023 season.

Borzello discussed the possibility of Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim, who is 78 years old, retiring after this season. Borzello went on to say, “Besides Boeheim, Florida State’s Leonard Hamilton and West Virginia’s head coach Bob Huggins are potential coaches to watch — but Hamilton recently told College Hoops Today he has more work to do in Tallahassee, while Huggins has West Virginia poised for a return to the NCAA tournament.”

Huggins, 69, who is currently 3rd all-time in wins by college basketball head coaches with 916 career wins, has one year remaining on his current contract. Huggins has dismissed talks of retirement in recent years. His most recent comment on the idea of retiring suggests that he’s still not sure himself when he’ll retire. “I don’t have a timeline. I don’t think about those things. Honestly, I don’t,” Huggins said. “People ask me how long have you been coaching. I absolutely have no idea.”