West Virginia's Bob Huggins reportedly won't coach this season, could resign after DUI arrest in Pittsburgh

Huggins was previously arrested for DUI in 2004 while at Cincinnati

Bob Huggins was arrested and charged with DUI on Friday. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Bob Huggins was arrested and charged with DUI on Friday. (Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Update: Huggins has told his team he will resign.

West Virginia men's basketball coach Bob Huggins was arrested Friday in Pittsburgh and charged with DUI.

Hours after the news broke Saturday, Stadium's Jeff Goodman reported Huggins had told his team he won't coach them in the upcoming season in light of his arrest. Members of the team were reportedly in tears during a meeting Saturday night, in which Huggins said he didn't know who would coach them for the year.

ESPN's Pete Thamel subsequently reported West Virginia officials expect Huggins to resign, with the coach indicating that to be in his intention.

Officers initially observed Huggins' car blocking the road, per a police report. The driver's side door was open and one of the tires on the car was flat and shredded. While directing Huggins to move the car to the side of the road, officers suspected Huggins was intoxicated. Huggins was pulled over and issued a field-sobriety test, which he failed. He was charged with DUI and released from custody.

Huggins will appear in court on a later date. Huggins is identified as "Robert Huggins, 69, of Morgantown, West Virginia" in the report.

Officers reportedly also found a trash bag with empty beer cans on the passenger side floor of the car, per a criminal complaint. Huggins reportedly blew a .210 on a breathalyzer.

West Virginia issued a statement Saturday afternoon saying it was aware of Huggins' arrest and was "gathering more information."

Huggins was 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 an anti-gay slur during a radio appearance. West Virginia suspended Huggins for three games, reduced his salary by $1 million and required him to go to sensitivity training. School president Gordon Gee and athletic director Wren Baker released a statement at the time, which said, "Any incidents of similar derogatory and offensive language will result in immediate termination."

Huggins is the only active men's college basketball coach with over 900 wins. He's experienced lengthy runs of success at both Cincinnati and West Virginia and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2022.