Birthdate: Sept. 1, 1933
Birthplace: Morgantown, W. Va.
High School: Morgantown H.S. (1951)
College: Alderson Broaddus (W. Va.)
Died: April 20, 2021
As an Ohio high school coach, Charlie Huggins had a record that rivaled that of legendary Middletown High School coach Paul Walker.
Huggins' teams made seven appearances in the Ohio state tournament and brought home the championship three times. Huggins coached at Strasburg, Conotton Valley, Indian Valley South and Hiland.
Strasburg won the state Class A championship with a 27-0 record in 1967 and Indian Valley South won Class A titles in 1972 and 1976 and was runner-up in 1973 and 1975.
In 20 years of coaching, Huggins' teams had a record of 398-74. They won eight league championships, 15 sectionals, 10 districts and seven regionals.
The Eastern Ohio Basketball Camp he conducted from 1969-2010 was respected and well-known.
Before becoming a coach, Huggins was an outstanding high school player in West Virginia, earning all-state recognition. He once made 16 consecutive free throws in a state tournament game. He also led Alderson-Broaddus College to the NAIA Tournament.