West Virginia University men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins faces DUI charges after police stopped him in Pittsburgh on Friday night.
Chris Anderson of 247Sports reported that police found Huggins in an SUV that was blocking traffic because of a flat tire. When they asked him to move his vehicle, they noticed he had trouble driving, so they gave him a field sobriety test, which he did not pass.
The criminal complaint against Huggins said he had a blood-alcohol level of .210, more than twice the legal limit.
West Virginia University issued a statement saying it was aware of Huggins’ arrest and would take appropriate action after reviewing the incident.
Huggins, 69, is a Hall of Fame coach who has been at WVU for 16 seasons. He previously coached at Akron, Cincinnati and Kansas State.
He was also arrested for DUI in 2004 when he was at Cincinnati. He pleaded no contest and lost his job with the Bearcats in 2005.
Last month, Huggins used a homophobic slur twice during a radio interview, which led to West Virginia suspending him for three games, cutting his salary by $1 million and making him attend sensitivity training.
The school also changed his contract from a multi-year deal to one that will be evaluated every year.
WVU president Gordon Gee said then: “We have made it explicitly clear to Coach Huggins that any incidents of similar derogatory and offensive language will result in immediate termination.”
Huggins has a career record of 935-414 as a college coach, ranking him eighth on the all-time wins list among men’s college coaches.
He has taken teams to the NCAA tournament 26 times, including two Final Four appearances with Cincinnati in 1992 and West Virginia in 2010.
He led the Mountaineers to the tournament 11 times out of 15 chances, including last season when they went 19-15 and lost in the first round to Maryland.
Huggins was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last year for his achievements as a college coach.