Former West Virginia head coach John Beilein was named to the 2022 National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday afternoon. Beilein coached the Mountaineers from 2002-07.
Beilein will be inducted along with Richard “Rip” Hamilton, Jerry Krause, Lon Kruger, Larry Miller, Frank Selvy, Jimmy Walker, Jim Calhoun and Roy Williams.
Following the retirement of Gale Catlett and the eight days of Dan Dakich as head coach, Beilein was hired by WVU in April of 2002. Beilein went on to rebuild the basketball program, coaching West Virginia to an Elite-8 appearance in 2005, Sweet 16 in 2006 and an NIT Championship in 2007. The New York native coached the likes of Kevin Pittsnogle, Da’Sean Butler, Mike Gansey, Drew Schifino, Frank Young, Joe Alexander and other Mountaineer greats. As Beilein left WVU for the Michigan job in 2007, he created a smooth transition for Bob Huggins to take over and continue to keep West Virginia relevant.
Beilein went on to coach Michigan to two National Championship appearances in 2013 and 2018. Beilein also coached the Wolverines to nine NCAA Tournament appearances and two Big 10 Conference Tournament Championships. Beilein left Michigan in 2019 to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers, before resigning from the position just a year later.
The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2022 induction will take place Sunday, Nov. 20 in Kansas City.