John Beilein’s Son: “All West Virginia Would Have to Do is Make a Call to Him”

The West Virginia basketball program is left attempting to pick up the pieces after Bob Huggins was arrested and resigned as the head coach of the team. 

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — John Beilein is interested in returning to Morgantown to become the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers, according to his son Patrick.

Beilein, 70, a member of the college basketball hall of fame, has an incredible 754-425 career record and is known as one of the most spectacular basketball minds in the history of the sport. Beilein was the head coach of the Mountaineers from 2002-2007, leading the team to the Elite 8, Sweet 16 and an NIT Championship.

Patrick Beilein, who played for the Mountaineers under his dad, said the following about a potential return to West Virginia: “They just have to make a call to him.”

It’s unclear which direction Wren Baker, the West Virginia director of athletics, intends to go to replace Huggins, but John Beilein is certainly someone West Virginia will have to consider.