Former WVU Assistant Billy Hahn Dies
Former West Virginia assistant Billy Hahn has passed away, as West Virginia’s basketball program confirmed on Friday. Hahn suffered a heart attack earlier in the week, per ESPN’s Fran Fraschilla.
Hahn was 69 years of age.
From WVU HC Bob Huggins:
“I have known Billy since the early 1970s when I visited Maryland as a recruit, and he was my host for the weekend. From there, I ran into Billy constantly on the recruiting trail over the years before I hired him at WVU in 2007. Billy was a player’s coach and a very good communicator. He had a great rapport with the players, and they all really enjoyed being around him. All of Mountaineer basketball and Mountaineer nation is saddened by Billy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, Kathi, his son, Matty, his daughter, Ashley, his grandchildren, their families and everyone that knew and loved Billy.”
Billy Hahn was one of a kind. He is the reason I became a college coach. Recruited to @TerrapinHoops by @GeorgeRaveling & Lefty & a national champion under @GARYWILLIAMS02. Most importantly, a dear friend to many, many. A character with character. RIP, Big Brother. pic.twitter.com/aGBd6YKZ1S
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) April 7, 2023
Damn! One of the good guys has gone on to be with the Lord. God bless your soul Billy, you were one hell of a coach and an unbelievable man. Thanks for helping me.#RIPYoDog https://t.co/qtvNGS6Ssz
— Frank Martin (@coachFMartin) April 7, 2023
Rest In Peace, dawg.
Billy Hahn was a friend, a coach, and one of the most unforgettable people you'd ever meet. pic.twitter.com/wP5Syafxy3
— Final Fourcast Podcast • Best Virginia™️ (@finalfourcast) April 7, 2023
Hahn coached at West Virginia under head coach Bob Huggins from 2007 until his retirement in 2017. Hahn coached the Mountaineers to the 2010 Final Four as well as a Big East Tournament title that same year. Hahn was a head coach at Ohio (1986-89) and La Salle (2001-04).
Rest In Peace, coach Hahn.