Craig Carey-Ing on Family Coaching Legacy

Clarksburg's own Mike Carey has built quite the basketball resume in his 30 years in coaching, the last 18 of them with the West Virginia women's basketball team.

Before that, he coached his alma mater, Salem University, on the men's side and led the Tigers to 7 post season appearances and the team was twice ranked No. 1 in Division II.

Now, Coach Carey's legacy has another wrinkle to it. Carey promoted his son Craig Carey as an assistant coach this summer after he had served as video coordinator since 2015.

Craig is the only one of his four siblings to get into coaching. He played high school basketball at Morgantown and was on the WVU men's basketball team for one season before becoming a practice player for the women's team for the majority of his college career.

"Even in high school the Carey name, positively and negatively, carries a baggage with it," Craig said. "You just got to carry it with a badge of honor. It means something around here. Growing up, it has kind of been ingrained in the whole Carey family that its not to be taken lightly & I think I am prepared for whatever is to come."