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Former WVU HC John Beilein to Speak at Upcoming MAC Event



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Former WVU HC John Beilein is scheduled to speak at the MAC’s Charleston Scholarship Dinner on Monday, April 22 at 5:30 p.m. The MAC, Mountaineer Athletic Club, announced Beilein as the guest speaker this week.

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Beilein was recently inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2022 and is eligible for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2024.

Following the retirement of Gale Catlett, Beilein was hired by WVU in April 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.

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