WVU Names Director Of Basketball Operations

Jerrod Calhoun has been named director of men's basketball operations, WVU men's basketball coach Bob Huggins announced today.

"Jerrod's been involved in basketball at every level, including a year he spent with me at Cincinnati," says Huggins. "He fully understands what we need to get done as a staff to continue the great tradition of West Virginia basketball."

Calhoun comes to West Virginia from Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, where he spent the last three seasons as assistant basketball coach. Walsh posted an 82-21 record during his three seasons there, including the 2005 NAIA national championship, 2006 NAIA Elite Eight and 2007 NAIA Sweet 16.

The Cleveland, Ohio, native began his coaching career at Cincinnati in 2003-04, where he served as a student assistant under Huggins. That year, the Bearcats were 25-7 overall and advanced to the second round of the 2004 NCAA tournament.

"I'm very excited about being reunited with Coach Huggins," says Calhoun. "I'm looking forward to the opportunity to work at West Virginia. It's a great place and close to home as well."

Calhoun played two years of college basketball at Cleveland State for Rollie Massimino. While at CSU, he was a member of the Dean's List as well as the Student-Athlete Advisory Board. Calhoun attended Villa Angela-St. Joseph High in Cleveland, earning four basketball letters and was team captain his senior year. He averaged 19.0 points per game his senior year and graduated as the school record holder for free throw percentage. Calhoun was also tabbed Lake County News Herald Player of the Year.

Calhoun coached AAU basketball for three years in the Cleveland Basketball Club and worked the USA Developmental Festival in Colorado Springs in 2001. He has also served as a coach and counselor at the Rollie Massimino basketball camp, Five-Star basketball camp, Walsh University basketball camp and the Bob Huggins basketball camp.

The 25-year-old Calhoun graduated in 2004 from Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a minor in communications. He has a son, Jordan (6).

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