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WVU’s Josh Eilert Promoted to Assistant Basketball Coach

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West Virginia’s men’s basketball program announced on Tuesday afternoon that Josh Eilert will be promoted to an assistant coaching position, replacing Erik Martin.

Eilert will join WVU head coach Bob Huggins and assistants Larry Harrison and Ron Everhart on the main coaching staff.

“I’m extremely grateful for this opportunity to move into an assistant coach role here at West Virginia. I’ve been lucky to work for a Hall of Fame coach for the past 15 years while patiently waiting to get back on the floor. I look forward to continuing to work with coach Huggins, coach [Larry] Harrison and coach (Ron) Everhart, and certainly wish coach [Erik] Martin and his family all the best at South Carolina State,” Eilert said in a statement.

“I’m excited to continue to build relationships on the recruiting trail, while representing this great state on and off the floor. I’m eager to get back on the floor to coach, scout and help develop our post players.”

Eilert has spent the past 16 seasons under Huggins, 15 years at West Virginia and one at Kansas State. The Kansas native most recently served as Assistant Athletics Director for Basketball Operations since 2013. Before that, Eilert was a video coordinator at WVU. As a coach, Eilert has been a part of 10-NCAA Tournament appearances, 4-Sweet 16’s and a Final Four appearance in 2010.

Eilert first joined Huggins at KSU as a graduate assistant back in 2006.

“Obviously, Josh has been an integral part of Mountaineer basketball for the last 15 years,” Huggins said. “He has a great basketball background as a player, in basketball operations and as a coach.

“He is well-suited and capable of doing a great job for us.”

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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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