Obituary of William Dale Hahn
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William "Billy" Dale Hahn, 69, of Morgantown, passed away with his family by his side on Friday, April 7, 2023. He was born June 22, 1953 in Mishawaka, IN, a son of the late Dale and Eloise (Williams) Hahn. Billy was a faithful member of St. Luke Roman Catholic Church. Coach Hahn had a magnetic personality on and off the court and will be remembered as a "player's coach." Billy played college basketball at the University of Maryland. He started his coaching career in 1974 as an assistant at Morris Harvey College and went on to serve as assistant coach at Davidon, Rhode Island, and Ohio. He accepted his first head coaching job for Ohio University. After leaving Ohio University, he went back to his alma mater, where he was an assistant from 1989-2001. While at Maryland, he became one of two people in program history to reach the NCAA tournament as a player and coach and was honored with a National Championship ring from the 2002 team. He left Maryland for La Salle and finally ended his long and successful career at West Virginia University. He will affectionately be remembered by the line, "Great day to be alive- count your blessings! If you are praying you are not worrying, if you are worrying you are not praying!" He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathi Hahn; children, Matt Hahn and his wife Christie and Ashley Calvery and her husband Brian; grandchildren, Katie Ann Calvery and Olivia Calvery; siblings, Susan Stamm and her husband Larry, Patricia Moore and her husband Wayne, Cathy Bugg and her husband William; sister-in-law, Cindy Hahn; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother, James Hahn. Billy's wishes were to have no public services. The family asks that all family, friends, coworkers, and anyone who would want to participate, please honor Billy's request to raise a glass on Saturday, April 15th at 7 PM to toast a full life lived. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to the Norma Mae Huggins Endowment. Checks can be made out and mailed to the West Virginia University Foundation, One Waterfront Place, 7th Floor, P.O. Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507-1650. Please specify the Norma Mae Huggins Endowment (2W496) in the memo line. Gifts can also be made online at give.wvu.edu/wvucancerinstitute or by phone at 304-554-0238. Hastings Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements and all are invited to place memories and condolences to the family at www.hastingsfuneralhome.com