The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia



The year 2012 was bittersweet for Bob Bolen. The Beckley native become the all-time winningest West Virginia college basketball coach, breaking the record set by former Fairmont State coach Joe Retton, in March. But in July, when Mountain State University lost its accreditation, the athletic program was axed, bringing to an end one of the most successful basketball programs in NAIA history.