Bill Hahn Obituary, Death Cause – It was verified today by Billy Hahn’s family that he passed away. Hahn was an experienced coach who had worked for a total of 40 years, 11 of which were spent on Bob Huggins’ West Virginia basketball staff. He was 69. After serving as an assistant coach for the Mountaineers under Huggins for the first time in the 2007–2008 season, Hahn was promoted to the position of head coach’s assistant in 2011 and remained in that role until the end of the 2017 season, when he announced his retirement.
Since that time, he has continued to be a well-known face in the Morgantown community, making appearances at Mountaineer workouts, games involving area high schools, and providing basketball analysis for podcasts on a freelance basis. According to Coach Bob Huggins, “we have known Billy since the early 1970s when I visited Maryland as a recruit, and he was my host for the weekend.” After that, we encountered Billy on the recruiting road on a regular basis over the years before I finally hired him at West Virginia University in 2007.
Billy was known for being an excellent communicator and serving as a coach to the athletes. He had a wonderful relationship with the players, and they all enjoyed being in his company very much because of that. Billy’s loss has left a void in the hearts of everyone associated with Mountaineer basketball and Mountaineer Nation. Everyone who knew and loved Billy, as well as his wife Kathi, his son Matty, his daughter Ashley, his grandchildren, and their families, are in our thoughts and prayers.