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West Virginia vs UConn in second-round action at the NCAA Big East Men's Basketball Championships in New York
West Virginia's head coach Bob Huggins shouts at his players as they take on the University of Connecticut in the first half of second round action at the NCAA Big East Basketball Championship at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 7, 2012. UPI/Monika Graff
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Bob Huggins (born September 21, 1953 in Morgantown, West Virginia) is the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team. Huggins previously held the head coaching positions at the University of Cincinnati (1989–2005) and Kansas State University (2006–2007). His 616–221 record (.736) during his 25 seasons as a head coach ranks him eighth in winning percentage and seventh in victories among active Division I coaches. He is one of only 4 active Division I coaches with 600 career victories. Huggins has been to 15 total NCAA tournaments, including 14 of the last 15 seasons. Huggins' teams have participated in the postseason 22 of 25 times. Huggins has averaged 23.6 wins per season, including 25.6 his last 15 years.

On April 5, 2007, he accepted an offer to return to coach his alma mater of West Virginia University. After leading the Mountaineers to a Sweet 16 appearance, Huggins signed an 11-year contract with the university after the season ended.

Huggins, who had moved to Port Washington, Ohio with his family, played basketball for his father, Charles, at Indian Valley South High School. As a senior, he helped lead his team to a 26–0 season. Huggins began college at Ohio University.

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