Following his playing career, Huggins made stops at West Virginia and Ohio State.
Huggins at West Virginia
Huggins was a three-year letterman for the Mountaineers from 1975-77. As a senior and tri-captain, he helped the squad to an 18-11 overall record and a tie for the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League (ECBL) Western division title. In addition to helping the team earn its highest win total in nine seasons, he was named MVP after pacing the squad with 3.8 assists per game average.
A two-time Academic All-American, Huggins graduated from West Virginia magna cum laude in 1977 and received his masterâ€™s in health administration from WVU in 1978.
After his playing career, Huggins began coaching as a graduate assistant for his college coach, Joedy Gardner, in 1977. He moved to Ohio State the following season to assist head coach Eldon Miller. During his two-year stint from 1978-80, Huggins helped the Buckeyes to a 40-20 record and a pair of postseason appearances, including the second round of the 1980 NCAA Tournament.
Walsh finished 34-1 in 1982-83 and Huggins was named the NAIA District 22 and NAIA Area 6 Coach of the Year.
1984-85 Huggins returned to Ohio as Akron's head coach.
He led the team to the postseason each season including 14-straight NCAA Tournaments, and Cincinnati produced 15 NBA players during that time.
2001-02 Huggins went 31-4 in 2001-02 en route being named the ESPN.com National Coach of the Year.
Since then, the Mountaineers have been at the top of the national rankings in multiple defensive and offensive categories.