James Long, an assistant to West Virginia University coach Bob Huggins the last two seasons, was introduced Monday morning as the new head men’s basketball coach at WVU Tech during a press conference held in Robert C Byrd Learning Resource Center on South Kanawha Street in Beckley

The university made the announcement early Wednesday afternoon, July 17, 2019.

Long is a Charleston native who transferred from George Washington High School to Woodberry Forest, a boys private school in Virginia. He scored over 1,300 career points in three seasons there.