Potential Bob Huggins Replacement

According to basketball analylst Jeff Goodman, former West Virginia assistant and current Youngstown State head coach Jerrod Calhoun is a name to watch to replace Bob Huggins should he be fired.  

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Although Bob Huggins is still the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers, it’s unlikely that he will remain so following his DUI arrest in Pittsburgh last night.

With that said, his replacement will naturally become a topic of discussion in the coming days. According to college basketball analyst Jeff Goodman, West Virginia could go a couple of different directions: “If West Virginia does make a move on Bob Huggins, it will be interesting to see what they do. For short term, they could make assistant Josh Eilert the interim.”

Goodman continued, “Another possibility would be Youngstown State head coach Jerrod Calhoun, who was on the West Virginia coaching staff from 2007-2012.”

Calhoun, 41, was the head coach at Fairmont State from 2012-2017, where he compiled an impressive 124-38  (76.5 winning percentage) overall record and a 87-23 conference (79.1%). Since then, he has led Youngstown State, where he has a 96-96 overall record. However, his team finished 24-10 overall and in 1st place in the Horizon League last season.

It is very early on in the process, of course, but Calhoun is certainly a name to keep an eye on in the coming days and weeks.