WKU Releases McDonald as Coach
Ken McDonald has been released as WKU’s head men’s basketball coach, Director of Athletics Ross Bjork announced Friday. Ray Harper, former Kentucky Wesleyan Head Coach, will serve as the interim coach.
Statement from President Gary Ransdell*
“Ken McDonald has served WKU as both an assistant and head coach, and I would like to thank him for the time he has devoted to our university. Unfortunately, the current state of our program is both disappointing and unacceptable, and we can longer allow this to continue. This decision is about the welfare of the young men in our program. I want to challenge our fans to be in Diddle Arena tomorrow and the remainder of the season to support these young men and help rebuild this proud basketball program.”
Statement from Interim Head Coach Ray Harper*
“I want to thank Coach McDonald for the opportunity to serve on his staff the last four seasons. I would not be here today if Coach McDonald had not hired me in 2008. Our season thus far has not gone the way we had hoped it would. I appreciate the confidence Ross Bjork and President Ransdell have shown me, and I will approach my new role with unrelenting persistence, energy
and dedication. I ask the Hilltopper Nation to come together and support this
team tomorrow against Troy and for the remainder of this season. We have a lot
of basketball ahead of us.”
As a former Hilltopper, all I have to say is…. WooHoo! Go Big Red! Get us back Coach Harper! If anyone can do it, he can!!
* Quotes www.wkusports.com