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Although Not National Coaching Hall of Fame, WVU's Bob Huggins is Named to Conference USA Hall

By Connect-Bridgeport Staff on July 08, 2019 via Connect-Bridgeport.com

As part of its 25th season celebration, Conference USA announced today its inaugural Hall of Fame Class.  The 25-person class is comprised of 20 student-athletes, three coaches and two administrators. 
 
West Virginia University Coach Bob Huggins, formerly of Cincinnati, is on the list. Click HERE for the complete list of players and coaches and the full announcement.
 
“We are very pleased to honor this outstanding group for their many lasting contributions to their universities and to Conference USA,” said Judy MacLeod, Conference USA Commissioner. “They have provided many outstanding achievements and memories and we are proud to recognize their lasting legacy to our conference.”
 
The inaugural C-USA Hall of Fame class features student-athletes and coaches from 13 different sports.  Eleven of the eligible schools (those who were members of C-USA prior to the summer of 2013 for this class) are represented.  Five different schools (Cincinnati, Houston, Rice, Southern Miss and UAB) lead the way with three representatives in the inaugural group. 
 
Criteria to be eligible for the Hall of Fame includes the following:
 
*A minimum of two years played for student-athletes, minimum five years served for
 coaches/administrators (coaches/administrators in current roles are eligible)
*Student-athletes are only eligible five years after their last C-USA competition
*Considerations for student-athletes will be based on but not limited to All-America selections and
 national honors, C-USA superlative awards, academic standing and off-the-field contributions
*Considerations for coaches/administrators will be based on contributions to C-USA as a whole
 
A Committee has been put in place to select nominees and the league’s Athletics Directors serve as the voting panel for the C-USA Hall of Fame. 
 
In the future, the C-USA Hall of Fame class size will be a minimum of one inductee and a maximum of five inductees per year. 
 
Initial nominees not selected in this class will remain on the ballot for future years.
 
Editor's Note: Photo by Ben Queen of www.benqueenphotography.com.



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