Ron Everhart

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Ron Everhart
Sport(s)Basketball
Current position
TitleAssistant coach
TeamWest Virginia
ConferenceBig 12
Biographical details
Born (1962-01-11) January 11, 1962 (age 56)
Fairmont, West Virginia
Playing career
1981–1985Virginia Tech
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1986Georgia Tech (assistant)
1986–1988VMI (assistant)
1988–1994Tulane (assistant)
1994–2001McNeese State
2001–2006Northeastern
2006–2012Duquesne
2012–presentWest Virginia (assistant)
Head coaching record
Overall273–261
Tournaments0–3 (NIT)
1–2 (CBI)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Southland regular season (2001)
Awards
Southland Coach of the Year (2001)
America East Coach of the Year (2005)

Ronald Cochran Everhart (born January 11, 1962) is an American college basketball coach who is currently an assistant coach at West Virginia University. Born in Fairmont, West Virginia, he was previously head coach at Duquesne University, Northeastern University and McNeese State University.[1]

Career[edit]

Everhart took over as head coach of the Duquesne Dukes basketball team on March 29, 2006. Growing up less than 100 miles from the campus, Everhart watched Duquesne basketball frequently. In his first two seasons at Duquesne, he took a team that had won only three games the season prior to his arrival to 10 wins in 2006–07 and 17 in 2007–08. Everhart had previously turned around programs at both McNeese State and Northeastern.

In 2008–09, the Dukes made even more strides under Everhart, their signature performance coming in an upset win over #9 Xavier on February 7, 2009, Duquesne's biggest win in years. The sellout crowd stormed the court following the game. In his third season at Duquesne, he led the Dukes to the Atlantic 10 championship game. The Dukes lost the game 69–64, but earned an NIT bid, marking Duquesne's first postseason tournament since the 1994 NIT.

He was fired on March 22, 2012, following the completion of his sixth season as coach of the Dukes.[2][3] On May 14, 2012, Everhart was named an assistant coach at his home-state West Virginia University under Hall of Fame coach and close friend Bob Huggins.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
McNeese State Cowboys (Southland Conference) (1994–2001)
1994–95 McNeese State 11–16 7–11 T–7th
1995–96 McNeese State 15–12 11–7 T–4th
1996–97 McNeese State 18–12 10–6 T–1st
1997–98 McNeese State 7–19 4–12 9th
1998–99 McNeese State 13–15 11–7 T–5th
1999–00 McNeese State 6–21 5–13 T–9th
2000–01 McNeese State 22–9 17–3 1st NIT First Round
McNeese State: 92–104 (.469) 65–59 (.524)
Northeastern Huskies (America East Conference) (2001–2005)
2001–02 Northeastern 7–21 5–11 T–7th
2002–03 Northeastern 16–15 8–8 T–5th
2003–04 Northeastern 19–11 13–5 3rd
2004–05 Northeastern 21–10 15–3 2nd NIT First Round
Northeastern Huskies (Colonial Athletic Association) (2005–2006)
2005–06 Northeastern 19–11 12–6 5th
Northeastern: 82–68 (.547) 53–33 (.616)
Duquesne Dukes (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2006–2012)
2006–07 Duquesne 10–19 6–10 T–10th
2007–08 Duquesne 17–13 7–9 T–9th
2008–09 Duquesne 21–13 9–7 T–5th NIT First Round
2009–10 Duquesne 16–16 7–9 T–8th CBI First Round
2010–11 Duquesne 19–13 10–6 T–4th CBI Second Round
2011–12 Duquesne 16–15 7–9 T-9th
Duquesne: 99–89 (.527) 46–50 (.479)
Total: 273–261 (.511)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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