Calhoun exits WVU staff, named coach at Fairmont State

Author // Jon Martin

Former West Virginia assistant basketball coach Jerrod Calhoun was named head coach at Fairmont State on Tuesday.

Calhoun, from Cleveland, Ohio, was in his first year as an assistant for Mountaineer head coach, Bob Huggins. He also served as WVU's director of basketball operations from 2008-2011. He came to WVU in 2007 from Walsh University.

He first served under Bob Huggins as a student assistant at the University of Cincinnati in 2003-04.

For Calhoun, becoming a head coach is a dream come true.

"This is a chance of a lifetime to finally be able to run my own program," Calhoun told WV MetroNews. "When I was 12 years old, I dreamed about being a head coach and it has finally come true."

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Mountaineer News & Notes

Author // Jerry McGhee




Happy Hump Day to everyone in Mountaineer Nation. Lots of news going around the University City and it's time to get caught up. Find out what's new after the jump. Let's Go.....

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WVU, Gonzaga to play in Pittsburgh

Author // Jon Martin

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — West Virginia is in the brackets — and bound for Pittsburgh.

The Mountaineers (19-13) were selected for their fifth straight NCAA tournament appearance on Sunday as the No. 10 seed in the East Region. They will meet No. 7 seed Gonzaga (25-6) on Thursday at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, about 75 miles from WVU's campus.


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Buzz's Dance Was NOT Just Harmless Fun

Author // Jeff Cobb

I find the reactions to Buzz Williams' Two Step after his team's 61-60 victory over the Mountaineers to be interesting.

In fact, I think it seperates WVU fans into two camps.

Those that "get it" and those that don't.

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Is Big 12 Move Bad News for WVU Hoops Recruiting?

Author // Jeff Cobb

A lot of Mountaineer fans wonder if moving to the Big 12 will be detrimental to WVU’s basketball recruiting.


In the past, Huggins and his assistants have capitalized on Northeast hoops by hitting New York's fertile recruiting ground hard. So a lot of WVU fans wonder – and rightly so – how the move to the Big 12 will affect WVU’s Big Apple connection.


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