There’s certainly more to future Hall of Fame coach Bob Huggins than meets the eye.
Most fans glimpse of the Morgantown native is that of a hard-nosed sideline general but those close to Huggins know there’s a lot more to him than what fans see from the stands.
Beloved by his players and the coaching community, Huggins’ road to success is one paved by gritty hard work born into humble origins and a coaching and mentor tree that includes the likes of Lou Carnesecca, Jerry Tarkanian and Al McGuire.
His work with the McLendon Minority Leadership Initiative aims to improve the number of minorities scholarships in athletic administration roles.
Huggins’ accolades include Big 12 Coach of the Year (2015), Three times Conference USA Coach of the Year (1998-2000), Jim Phelan Award (2015), Big East Tournament Championship (2010), five Sweet Sixteens, two Elite Eights and two Final Fours.
In this intimate sit-down here’s a great chance to get to know one of the greatest college coaches of our time.
While ‘feeling blessed’ for all he has received he still feels like he needs to give more back to others as a result of others giving so much to him.
Recent guests on The Upside include:
- Phil Armstrong, Tulsa 1921 Race Massacre Centennial Commission
- Jeff Capel and Steve Wojciechoski
- Counzo Martin
- Dr. Scott Brooks
- UCLA Head Coach Mick Cronin
- CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein
- Texas Longhorn coach Shaka Smart
- Chris Herren
- ESPN’s Paul Biancardi
- Penn State coach Pat Chambers