Top College Basketball Analyst: West Virginia Meeting with 3 Candidates

West Virginia is zeroing in on hiring their next head coach to replacement the legendary Bob Huggins.  

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — According to Jeff Goodman, one of the leading voices in college basketball today, West Virginia’s director of athletics Wren Baker is met with two candidates last night and plans to meet with another today.

Goodman had the following to say moments ago on social media: “Wren Baker sat down with assistants Ron Everhart and Josh Eilert yesterday and will do a zoom today with UAB’s Andy Kennedy.”

Everhart, 61, is a Fairmont, West Virginia native and has more than 35 years of coaching experience and has served as an assistant for the Mountaineers for the past 11 years. Eilert, 42, has served on the Mountaineers’ coaching staff for the last 15 years but has no head coaching experience. Kennedy’s name is surprising to hear because he seemed to squash rumors of him being interested in West Virginia two days ago on social media, but apparently he is still being considered.

Goodman added: “Baker hired a search firm which has been reaching out to agents of bigger name candidates. The issue is most of them aren’t leaving in late-June and a ton also have huge buyouts. The pool right now is primarily mid-major head coaches.”