Report: WVU Assistant Erik Martin is a finalist for Cincinnati Coaching Job

Bob Huggins’ longtime assistant coach Erik Martin may be close to his first job as head coach reportedly.

Martin is said to have been interviewed as the head coach of the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday and is said to be shortlisted by UC Sporting Director John Cunningham for the position. As a Cincinnati graduate, Martin played for two seasons for the Bearcats under Huggins from 1991 to 1993 and averaged 13.5 points as a senior in 1992/93. Huggins first hired Martin as an assistant in 2006 while he was in Kansas State. Martin followed Huggins to WVU in 2007 and has worked for mountaineers ever since.

Martin told WCPO 9 in Cincinnati that he would love if his first job as a head coach was in the state of Ohio.

“If the world was perfect and I understand the world isn’t perfect, I would love it if it was my first [head coaching] The job was in Ohio state because I’m home now and I have been recruiting so much in Ohio state, ”said Martin. “I would love to be in Ohio, but if I had a head [coaching] Job elsewhere, that would be fine too. But in a perfect world, I would love if my first job was in the state of Ohio. “

“I would love if my first job was in Ohio.”

Erik Martin recently spoke about the possibility of getting a job as head coach this year.
Now he’s a candidate for the # Bearcats job.

🎥 This is part of an interview Erik did with my friend @ 5NewsNevis.

– Caleb Noe (@CalebNoeTV) April 12, 2021

Cincinnati split from former head coach John Brannen late last week.

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