James Long Lands New Head Coaching Position

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Moments ago, it was revealed that former West

Virginia guard and assistant coach James Long will replace former head coach Dwaine

Osborne (who left the program to become the associate head coach at Youngstown State)

as the next head coach at the University of Charleston.

Long, originally from Charleston, West Virginia, played for the Mountaineers from 2014-

2017 and averaged 1.4 points per game during his career.  He started his final game with

the Mountaineers on Senior night and was also a member of the Academic All-Big 12 Men’s

Basketball First Team.  After graduating from WVU, he worked on Bob Huggins’ staff as a

Video Coordinator and Assistant Coach.

Long most recently was the head coach at Davidson Day School in Charlotte and also spent

three seasons as the head coach at West Virginia Tech where he led the program to an

overall 62-21 record. Long also has served as the head coach of the West Virginia alumni

team “Best Virginia” in the TBT.

Former West Virginia interm head coach Josh Eilert posted a congratulatory message on

social media, saying, “Perfect fit! Excellent hire!”

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