Bob Huggins Ties Jim Calhoun as Third-Winningest Head Coach All-Time
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins has tied Jim Calhoun as the third-winningest head coach in Division-I basketball history. Huggins received his 920th victory as his Mountaineers defeated Penn 92-58 on Friday night.
Huggins ties Calhoun, who is most known for coaching at UConn from 1986-2012. Calhoun won three national championships with the Huskies in 1999, 2004 and 2011. Huggins now only trails Mike Krzyzewski (1,202 wins) and Jim Boeheim (999 wins).
Huggins enters his 16th season as West Virginia’s men’s basketball head coach. The West Virginia native is second all-time in wins at WVU behind Gale Catlett, who has 439 wins. Huggins has coached West Virginia to a Final Four appearance in 2010 as well as 4-Sweet 16’s.
Huggins will look for win No. 921 when West Virginia travels to play Purdue in the Phil Knight Invitational in Portland next Thursday.