Friday , Aug , 27 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Huggins reinstated

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – University of Cincinnati athletic director
Bob Goin announced that men’s head basketball coach Bob Huggins was
reinstated on Friday.

Huggins was suspended for 76 days with pay by the school on June 12 following
his arrest four days earlier for driving under the influence. He apologized
during a news conference on June 11.

The 50-year-old Huggins was stopped in Fairfax, a suburb of Cincinnati, after
police noticed that he was driving erratically. After getting pulled over,
police said his speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol. Huggins was
taken into custody and later released when his wife arrived to pick him up.

Huggins pleaded no contest to the charge of drunk driving. He was then ordered
by Magistrate John Holschuh Jr. of the Fairfax Mayor’s Court to take a
three-day alcohol education course and pay a $350 fine plus court costs.
Huggins has completed the requirements and is on a year’s probation.

Huggins, who can now prepare for his 16th season at Cincinnati, is one of
the winningest active coaches in Division I, having compiled a 542-191
record in 23 seasons. He is 374-119 as Cincinnati’s head coach,
including a 25-7 mark last year. Huggins has directed UC to postseason play
in each of his 15 seasons there.

He also coached at Akron for five years before joining Cincinnati and spent
three years at NAIA Walsh College.