West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins’ health scare led to some tense moments in Morgantown on Monday night. Here is the video of Huggins dropping to his knees during the game against Texas.
West Virginia coach Bob Huggins collapsed because of his defibrillator and continued to coach. #WVU pic.twitter.com/6LtbynuhJ8
— Fred Sox (@greatmonkeysuit) February 21, 2017
Huggins was looked at by medical personnel, but continued to coach as WVU beat Texas 77-62. He says his defibrillator went off in a classic Huggins-style post-game press conference.
Bob Huggins on his medical episode late in the first half… pic.twitter.com/gNQzidCSlK
— Joe Brocato (@joebrowdtv) February 21, 2017
Naturally, when Huggins went down, Twitter reacted with concern, fear, and light humor.
Bob huggins just rubbed some dirt on a heart attack https://t.co/I08H8qM3K0
— Keyarris Blairret (@blair_kellen) February 21, 2017
That moment made me understand what Bob Huggins means to me as a West Virginian. The man is the heart of this state.
— Jamie Truman (@jamie_truman) February 21, 2017
Can you imagine any millenial in 40 years doing what Bob Huggins did? They don’t make ’em like that any more. I’m fine, it’s just my heart!
— Proud Conservative (@BeardyMcJ) February 21, 2017
Bob Huggins just fainted in a timeout and got up and told one of his players, “It’s your fault. You’re trying to kill me.”
— Steve Layman (@SteveLayman) February 21, 2017
We might not like him, but we’re certainly not trying to kill Bob Huggins.
— Big 12 Refs (@Big12Refs) February 21, 2017
Bob Huggins is and always will be a fuckin boss.
— BB-85 (@SelfieHelpGuru) February 21, 2017
It’s why I like Bob Huggins. One of the last of the old breed. One of the games great characters and great coaches. https://t.co/9s4bBZKkKh
— Brad Hope (@Brad_Hope) February 21, 2017
Bob Huggins clearly would have been a great hockey player.
— Shawn Fluharty (@WVUFLU) February 21, 2017
Obviously in all seriousness, this Bob Huggins’ health scare was a nerve-racking moment to watch. I saw many on Twitter question why he is still coaching if he has these health issues. Frankly, it’s not for monetary reasons. Bob Huggins could retire tomorrow and not need to make a dime the rest of his life. This is what these coaches do, they coach. They love it. It’s in their blood. And most of them won’t go away until they’re told to or forced to.