Bob Huggins resigns as WVU men’s basketball head coach

Bob Huggins has announced his resignation as head coach for WVU’s men’s basketball team.

The resignation comes less than a day after Huggins was charged with DUI in Pittsburgh.

“My recent actions do not represent the values of the University or the leadership expected in this role. While I have always tried to represent our University with honor, I have let all of you – and myself – down. I am solely responsible for my conduct and sincerely apologize to the University community – particularly to the student-athletes, coaches and staff in our program. I must do better, and I plan to spend the next few months focused on my health and my family so that I can be the person they deserve,” Huggins said in a statement.

Pittsburgh Police found Huggins with a flat and shredded tire. Officers gave him a field sobriety test after he showed difficulty moving the vehicle. Officers say he failed the tests.

The resignation also comes several months after Huggins received a suspension and a pay cut after using a homophobic slur in a radio interview.

President Gordon Gee and Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker accepted Huggins’s resignation and expressed gratitude for his time with the university.

“On behalf of West Virginia University, we share our appreciation for his service to our University, our community and our state. During his time as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach, Coach Huggins devoted himself to his players, to our student body, to our fans and alumni and to all West Virginians. His contributions will always be a part of our history. In the days ahead, we will focus on supporting the student-athletes in our men’s basketball program and solidifying leadership for our program,” the university said in a statement.

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