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Everhart Joins WVU Basketball Staff

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West Virginia University Head Coach Bob Huggins has filled the vacancy on his coaching staff by hiring Ron Everhart, a source close to the program tells WVi.

Everhart becomes the newest assistant coach at WVU replacing Jerrod Calhoun. Calhoun left last month to become the new Head Coach at Fairmont State University.

Everhart spent the past six years as the Head Coach at Duquesne. He was 99-89 at Duquesne. Everhart previously served as the Head Coach at McNeese State and Northeastern. He is 273-261 in 18 seasons as a Head Coach.

"We are really excited to bring Ronnie home," says Huggins. "I have always admired the way Ronnie has coached his teams from McNeese State to Northeastern to Duquesne, and the quality of players he has always been able to attract. Ron and I go back some 40 years when I was a player here. Obviously, he will be easily recognized and respected throughout the state of West Virginia."

"Coach Huggins has been a mentor and big brother to me since I was a young kid," says Everhart. "I have always admired him and have great respect for him. Coach Huggins is a Hall of Fame coach and an even better person. I'm honored to have this opportunity."

Everhart is originally from Fairmont with numerous family ties to the Mountain State.

"I'm very excited to be back home and working at West Virginia University," says Everhart. "I'm very proud to be a Marion County native and my wife is from Taylor County. We possibly couldn't imagine being in a better situation."

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