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WVU to Welcome Former Assistant Jerrod Calhoun on Wednesday

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MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – As West Virginia looks to close out their traditional non-conference schedule before heading into the Christmas break, they will welcome back a familiar face to the coliseum. Former WVU assistant Jerrod Calhoun will come back to Morgantown, on Wednesday, to coach against the Mountaineers.

Calhoun is the current head coach at Youngstown State and is in his fifth season. The 40-year-old first got into coaching when he served as a student assistant under Bob Huggins at Cincinnati from 2003-04. After a stint at Walsh College, Calhoun came back to his teacher in Huggins and assisted him at West Virginia from 2007-12, before getting his first head coaching job down the road at Fairmont State. Calhoun was able to make a national contender down in Fairmont, going 34-3 in 2016-17, making a national title appearance.

“Jerrod’s done a great job at coaching them and a great job at recruiting people to fit his system,” Huggins said on Tuesday. “They [Youngstown State] run a really good offense, they’re very patient, they’re very skilled. He’s done a great job at coaching.”

Calhoun is another piece to the Huggins’ coaching tree. Throughout the years, we’ve seen Huggins schedule his former assistants. This season, Huggins has went up against friends Andy Kennedy and Darris Nichols. Now, another opportunity for a Huggins assistant to coach against their mentor.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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