Our Choice to Be the Next Head Coach of the Mountaineers

Andy Kennedy has the experience and success to be the perfect candidate to replace Bob Huggins as the next head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers.  

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Wren Baker, West Virginia’s director of athletics, is in the process of deciding who will replace the legendary former head coach, Bob Huggins. After thoroughly researching potential candidates, one stands out as the most qualified to take over for Huggins.

Andy Kennedy.

Kennedy, 55, is a Huggins’ protege and former assistant under Huggins at Cincinnati. During his career, Kennedy has 344-194 overall record as a head coach at Ole Miss and UAB. During his last 3 seasons at UAB, Kennedy has put together an impressive 78-25 (.757 winning percenage) record. UAB has gone 22-7, 27-8 and 29-10 during his tenure with the team.

Kennedy is a very strong recruiter and a proven winner. He would pick right off where Bob Huggins left off and is the choice of the current players on the team, according to reports. In other words, he would be able to keep the talented roster of players together, which is obviously very important.

In addition, Bob Huggins highly recommends Kennedy and Huggins would not recommend someone he didn’t think would be highly successful and give the Mountaineers the best chance of winning big. With all things considered, we believe Andy Kennedy is the best man for the job and will be named the next head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers.