7:45 PM PT -- Bob Huggins is no longer the head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers men's basketball team following his DUI arrest.
The longtime coach announced his resignation and retirement from the position Saturday evening ... saying he will spend time focusing on his health and his family.
"My recent actions do not represent the values of the University or the leadership expected in this role," Huggins said. "While I have always tried to represent our University with honor, I have let all of you -- and myself -- down."
"I am solely responsible for my conduct and sincerely apologize to the University community -- particularly to the student-athletes, coaches and staff in our program."
Huggins added it was an honor to coach at his alma mater, and he is proud of all the athletes he coached during his time in Morgantown.
"Thank you to everyone who has supported our program over the years. It has meant more to me and my family than you could ever know."
Bob Huggins was arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania -- and his bosses at West Virginia University are already well aware of it.
The WVU men's basketball HC was busted Friday night in Pittsburgh after cops observed a vehicle in the middle of a road with a flat tire -- which turned into a suspicious scene for Pittsburgh PD after they say they saw Huggins struggling mightily to get his car to the side of the road.
Suspecting he might be intoxicated, the officers initiated field sobriety tests ... which they say BH failed. At that point, they threw on the cuffs and hauled him to jail on suspicion of DUI.
WVU addressed his arrest, saying ... "West Virginia University is aware of an incident last night involving Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins, for which he was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in the City of Pittsburgh."
They add, "We are gathering more information and will take appropriate action once the review is complete." BTW, reports say the SUV he was driving was a lease ... courtesy of West Virginia University.
The Bill Cunningham Show
Huggins got into some heat earlier this year for saying an anti-gay slur on the radio, and it hurt him professionally. Time will tell how this ends up affecting things on the job.