Looking back through the BC archives it seems like the last time I checked in with Kevin Pittsnogle was way back in 2013, which shocks me because Pittsnogle was pretty much standard fare here for a couple years as you guys demanded more and more check-ins with the West Virginia March Madness legend.
There was even a time when Pittsnogle took his son to a West Virginia game and ended up sitting in the upper deck amongst the people who were given free tickets from the local bank or some car dealership for test driving a Chrysler 300. It was depressing to see a guy who, during March Madness, had the Mountaineers in the Sweet 16 twice, including an Elite 8 game against Louisville in 2005 where he had 25 (6 for 9 from 3) in a 93-85 loss to the Cardinals, taking photos from the upper deck at the West Virginia Coliseum. He made the all-region team that tournament and ended his career at West Virginia a year later via a Sweet 16 loss to Texas on a buzzer beater.
Then there was a trip to the G-League and eventually out of basketball. At one point when I was keeping tabs on the basketball legend, Pittsnogle was selling cars at a West Virginia dealership. I’d get Facebook updates that he had a hot deal on a used car and he needed to move inventory at the end of the month.
And now here we are in 2019 with the Elite 8 finished and Pittsnogle, 34, is going about life. His bio states he’s a special education teacher at Berkeley County Schools in the Martinsburg, West Virginia area where he grew up and was finally inducted into the Martinsburg High School hall of fame in 2017. His Facebook states: “I am a full time father that stays busy with them….anything else is a question away.”
It seems the quiet Pittsnogle has found love and has gone on with life away from the spotlight of CBS and March Madness. Very few names will forever be synonymous with March Madness like this guy. You say the name and there’s instant admiration from college basketball diehards.