West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins has resigned and announced his retirement following his arrest for driving under the influence in Pittsburgh. Huggins expressed regret for his actions and apologized to the university community, stating that his conduct did not align with the values expected of him.
Pittsburgh Police reported that Huggins was found having difficulty maneuvering his vehicle, and subsequent field sobriety tests confirmed intoxication. A breathalyzer test revealed a blood alcohol level of 0.21%, nearly three times Pennsylvania’s legal limit.
This incident occurred after Huggins had recently received a salary reduction and suspension for using a homophobic slur on a radio show.
The University of West Virginia has accepted Huggins’ resignation and will focus on supporting the men’s basketball program while solidifying its leadership. Huggins, with an impressive coaching career spanning 41 seasons, had achieved 935 victories, ranking him third in college basketball history among Division I head coaches.