Michael Huger

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Michael Huger
Michael Huger in 2016.jpg
Huger in 2016.
Current position
TitleHead coach
Team Bowling Green
Conference MAC
Record88–75 (.540)
Biographical details
Born (1970-06-27) June 27, 1970 (age 50)
New York City, New York
Playing career
1989–1993 Bowling Green
1993–1994 Turku
1994–1995 GOBA Gorinchem
1995–1996 Rotterdam
1996–1998 Maes Pils Mechelen
1998–2000 Antwerpen
2000–2001 FLV Athlon Ieper
2001–2002 Telindus BC Oostende
2002–2005 Euphony Liège
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2005–2007 Longwood (assistant)
2007–2011 George Mason (assistant)
2011–2015 Miami (FL) (assistant)
2015–presentBowling Green
Head coaching record
Overall88–75 (.540)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Awards
  • 3× Basketball League Belgium All-Star (1999–2001)

Michael Anthony Huger (born June 27, 1970) is an American college basketball head coach, currently for his alma mater Bowling Green Falcons team. Huger is a native of New York City, New York.

Huger was hired in April 2015. Bowling Green is his first head coaching job. He was a star player at Bowling Green from 1989 to 1993, playing under Coach Jim Larranaga. As a player at Bowling Green, Huger was named second-team all-MAC as a junior and first-team all-MAC as a senior. He is 6th all-time on BG's 3-point FG% list. He made two appearances in the National Invitational Tournament as a player.

After Bowling Green, Huger played professional basketball in Europe from 1993 to 2005, including Finland, Holland and Belgium. He was the Dutch League MVP in 1996, scoring 25.3 points and adding 5.8 assists and later was First-Team All-Belgium for 2000 and 2004—both seasons in which his teams won the Belgium Cup. [1]

Upon finishing his playing career, Huger began his coaching career at Longwood University with Mike Gillian, who had been an assistant at Bowling Green under Larranaga. After two years with the Lancers, Huger re-joined Larranaga at George Mason University as an assistant. The Patriots made the post-season in each season Huger coached there, including two NCAA tournament bids. The Patriots also won a regular-season Colonial Athletic Association title and a CAA tournament title.

When Larranaga moved to the University of Miami, Huger followed him as an assistant. The Hurricanes won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season and tournament title in 2012-13 and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Basketball tournament. They also qualified for the NIT twice in his four years in Coral Gables, losing in the final of the 2015 tournament.

In 2012-13, Huger was the Hurricane's defensive coordinator. The team was nationally ranked No. 39 in scoring defense (60.6) and No. 48 in field goal percentage defense (40.0). [2]

Huger was hired as the head coach of the Bowling Green State University men's basketball team on April 15, 2015. After spending his first three years rebuilding the Falcon program, Huger had his best year yet as a head coach. In 2018-19, Huger guided the Falcons to a 22-12 season, including finishing 3rd in the Mid-American Conference and going to the MAC Championship Game, despite the fact that his team had been picked to finish last in the MAC in the pre-season polls. That year, they also set a new record for the most home wins in the Stroh Center era, finishing with a 14-2 record at home. The highlight of the season was the 92-88 upset win over a ranked Buffalo team on February 1st in front of a sold-out crowd on national television. It was the first truly iconic win of the Stroh Center's short history, and it set the tone for the rest of the season.

On February 25th, 2020, Huger led Bowling Green to their second straight season with at least 20 wins, a first for the school since 1947-48 and 1948-49.

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Bowling Green Falcons (Mid-American Conference)(2015–present)
2015–16 Bowling Green 16–185–136th (East) MAC Semifinals
2016–17 Bowling Green 13–197–115th (East) MAC First Round
2017–18 Bowling Green 16–167–11T–4th (East)MAC First Round
2018–19 Bowling Green 22–1212–62nd (East)MAC Championship
2019-20 Bowling Green 21-1012-62nd (East)Canceled
Bowling Green:88–75 (.540)43–47 (.478)
Total:88–75 (.540)

      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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2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team represented Bowling Green State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Falcons, led by first year head coach Michael Huger, played their home games at the Stroh Center as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 16–18, 5–13 in MAC play to finish in last place in the East Division. They defeated Kent State and Central Michigan to advance to the semifinals of the MAC Tournament where they lost to Akron.

2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons womens basketball team Intercollegiate basketball season

The 2015–16 Bowling Green Falcons women's basketball team represents Bowling Green State University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Falcons, led by fourth year head coach Jennifer Roos, play their home games at the Stroh Center as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 10–18, 6–12 in MAC play to finish in fourth place in the East Division. They lost in the first round of the MAC Women's Tournament to Buffalo.

2016–17 Bowling Green Falcons mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2016–17 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team represented Bowling Green State University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Falcons, led by second-year head coach Michael Huger, played their home games at the Stroh Center as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference.

2017–18 Bowling Green Falcons mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2017–18 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team represents Bowling Green State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Falcons, led by third-year head coach Michael Huger, play their home games at the Stroh Center as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference.

2017–18 Bowling Green Falcons womens basketball team Intercollegiate basketball season

The 2017–18 Bowling Green Falcons women's basketball team represents Bowling Green State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Falcons, led by sixth year head coach Jennifer Roos, play their home games at the Stroh Center as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 11–19, 3–15 in MAC play to finish in a tie for last place in the East Division. They lost in the first round of the MAC Women's Tournament to Western Michigan.

2018–19 Bowling Green Falcons mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2018–19 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team represented Bowling Green State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Falcons were led by fourth-year head coach Michael Huger, and played their home games at the Stroh Center as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 22–12 overall, 12–6 in MAC play to finish second place in the East Division. As the No. 3 seed in the MAC Tournament, they advanced to the championship game, where they were defeated by Buffalo. They declined any offer to play in a postseason tournament.

2018–19 Bowling Green Falcons womens basketball team Intercollegiate basketball season

The 2018–19 Bowling Green Falcons women's basketball team represents Bowling Green State University during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Falcons, led by first year head coach Robyn Fralick, play their home games at the Stroh Center as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 9–21, 2–16 in MAC play to finish in last place in the East Division. They lost in the first round of the MAC Women's Tournament to Kent State.

2019–20 Bowling Green Falcons mens basketball team American college basketball season

The 2019–20 Bowling Green Falcons men's basketball team represent Bowling Green State University in the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Falcons, led by 5th-year head coach Michael Huger, play their home games at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green, Ohio as members of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference.

References

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  2. "BGSU hires former Falcon Huger as next Head Coach". toledoblade.com. Retrieved 2015-04-16.