The most memorable was 2005, when West Virginia's Elite Eight run started with a pair of NCAA tourney wins at Cleveland State - the second of which was over a second-seeded Wake Forest team led by Chris Paul.
Reports Monday morning say that University of MI has lost their head basketball coach.
Although this will be Beilein's National Basketball Association debut, this isn't the firs time he's contemplated a jump to the professional ranks. He also coached one of the first nationally known stretch big men while at WVU in Martinsburg native Kevin Pittsnogle.
Beilein, 66, briefly flirted with the Pistons a year ago before they hired Dwane Casey.
There had been mutual interest between the two sides months earlier, though Beilein never emerged as a top candidate due to the improbability that he would leave MI.
As for Beilein's replacement, Manuel indicated that interest is high. Thankfully for Cleveland fans' sake, their new head coach is not unfamiliar with rebuilding a program. Beilein followed up Dan Dakich's six-day stint in Morgantown and would stay for the next five years.
Beilein racked up 278 wins while at MI with nine NCAA tournament appearances, two appearances in the Final Four, and two Big Ten season championships and two Big Ten Tournament titles. Only this time, he's being guided by one of his greatest pupils as well.