West Virginia University head coach Bob Huggins has accepted an invitation to join the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Board of Directors. The appointment of Huggins to the board is effective immediately.
Huggins, who has been at West Virginia since 2007 after previously serving as as the head coach at Kansas State, Cincinnati, Akron and Walsh, ranks third among active Division I coaches and seventh all-time in Division I with 845 career victories. He has guided teams to 29 seasons of 20 or more wins, 24 NCAA Tournaments, and Final Four appearances in 1992 and 2010.
Huggins is also a current member of the NABC Ad Hoc Committee on NCAA Tournament Selections, Seeding and Bracketing and the NABC Ad Hoc Committee on College Basketball.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
Located in Kansas City, MO, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Forrest "Phog" Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. Additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, can be found at www.nabc.org.