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West Virginia’s Bob Huggins Named Naismith Coach of the Year Semifinalist



WVU men's basketball coach Bob Huggins (photo: Phill Ellsworth/ESPN Images)

West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins is one of 10 semifinalists for the Werner Ladder Naismtih Men’s Coach of the Year award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Friday morning.

Huggins and Baylor’s Scott Drew are the only two among the 10 semifinalists from Big 12 schools.

The WVU coach has 899 career wins and can get No. 900 in Saturday’s regular season finale at home against Oklahoma State.

The full list of Naismith Coach of the Year semifinalists is below:

  • Darian Devries, Drake
  • Scott Drew, Baylor
  • Andy Enfield, Southern California
  • Mark Few, Gonzaga
  • Leonard Hamilton, Florida State
  • Chris Holtmann, Ohio State
  • Juwan Howard, Michigan
  • Bob Huggins, West Virginia
  • Eric Musselman, Arkansas
  • Nate Oats, Alabama

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