Mountaineer Sports Exclusive Interview with Billy Hahn

Billy Hahn is a former assistant coach under Bob Huggins for the West Virginia Mountaineers.  During his 40+ year head coaching and assistant coaching career, Hahn has coached and recruited 27 future NBA players and has been a part of 17 NCAA appearances and 2 Final Fours. Now enjoying his retirement in Morgantown, Coach Hahn still spends quite a bit of time at the Coliseum with players and the coaching staff during practices.  We spoke about this past season and what’s ahead for the West Virginia basketball team:

Coach Hahn describes West Virginia as his favorite coaching stop in his over 40 years of coaching  “For 10 years now, I’ve been in Morgantown. And when I evaluate all I’ve done and where I’ve been, West Virginia has been the best place I’ve been and coached at.  The people of West Virginia are just the friendliest I’ve ever been around. Also, working with Bob Huggins is the best situation I’ve ever had. I’m going to end up working with two Hall of Fame coaches. [Former Maryland coach] Gary Williams is already in and Huggins will be in. How many assistant coaches can say they’ve worked for two Hall of Famers?”

Despite a poor season this year, Hahn knows that West Virginia will be back next year and thinks any criticism directed towards Bob Huggins is unfair.  His message to Mountaineer fans?