John Beilein is interested in returning as the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers and it appears that WVU is considering him again.
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Earlier this morning, it was reported that West Virginia assistant coach Josh Eilert was set to be named the next head coach of the Mountaineers. However, according to a source, Eilert is not the only coach still in contention to take over for Bob Huggins.
John Beilein is apparently back in play. Beilein, 70, reportedly wanted more years on his contract earlier in the week and West Virginia was only willing to give him a one year deal. However, the two sides are once again talking and attempting to come to an agreement.
Just as a received a text this evening that Beilein was back in contention for the job, an interesting flight from Pontiac, Michigan showed up on the Morgantown Airport flight tracker. This same flight came to Morgantown two days ago when West Virginia and Beilein started talking. The flight is scheduled to arrive in Morgantown tomorrow at 11:10AM.
With that said, the other thing that I’m hearing is that if John Beilein is hired, several players on the current roster will enter the transfer portal. “The players on the team will not play for him,” a source told me this evening. This could be one of the issues that Wren Baker and Gordon Gee are dealing with as they attempt to make the best hire for the future of the program.
Oh boy, here we go..AGAIN. Flight from Pontiac, Michigan tomorrow just as I received a text that John Beilein is back in play. What a ride this coaching search has been! #WVU pic.twitter.com/NtnNdAVqlf
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) June 24, 2023