West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins was arrested Friday in Pittsburgh and charged with DUI.
Officials were the first to notice Huggins’ car blocks the road, according to a police report. The driver’s side door was open and one of the car’s tires was flat and shredded. Officers suspected Huggins was intoxicated when they directed Huggins to move the car to the side of the road. Huggins was pulled over and given a field-sobriety test, which he failed. He was charged with DUI and released from custody. Huggins will appear in court at a later date. The report identified Huggins as “Robert Huggins, 69, of Morgantown, West Virginia.”
West Virginia released a statement Saturday saying it was aware of Huggins’ arrest and was “gathering more information.”
Huggins was before Arrested for DUI In 2004, when he was the men’s basketball coach at Cincinnati. Huggins pleaded no contest to that charge.
Friday’s arrest comes a month after Huggins used homophobic slurs during a radio appearance. West Virginia suspended Huggins for three games, cut his salary by $1 million and required him to undergo sensitivity training. School president Gordon Gee and athletic director Ren Baker released a statement at the time that said, “Any incident of similar derogatory and offensive language will cease immediately.”
Huggins is the only active men’s college basketball coach with more than 900 wins. He had long winning streaks at both Cincinnati and West Virginia and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2022.
This story will be updated.