Former WVU Guard Juwan Staten spoke publicly about his lack of involvement in WVU’s coaching search earlier today.
Morgantown, WV – Former WVU Guard Juwan Staten is off and running in his coaching career. After serving as a graduate assistant with the Mountaineers, the Ohio native accepted a job as the head coach of Flyght Academy Prep in Dayton.
As expected, Staten kept a close eye on the recent WVU coaching search following the resignation of Bob Huggins. The school ultimately decided to go the interim route while promoting Josh Eilert. With the decision, there were assistant openings on the staff.
While those were filled, Staten voiced his displeasure with not being interviewed for any opening on Twitter in since deleted posts.
“To be a former All-American, Big 12 Preseason POY, 2x All Big 12 first team selection with Grad Assistant experience in the Big 12, with Head Coaching experience and somehow can’t get an interview at my alma mater for 4 different assistant openings is OUTRAGEOUS!!”
He would continue…
”Not to mention I was a finalist for 2 Head Coaching Division 2 jobs this off-season…I’m baffled.”
To say that Staten was upset that he wasn’t given an assistant opportunity at WVU would be an understatement. With his track record, it will likely come as a surprise to many that he was not considered for the coaching staff.