Rick Stansbury named Hilltoppers' head men's basketball coach

03/28/2016 10:16 AM

Western Kentucky University Athletics announced today that former Texas A&M associate coach Rick Stansbury has been named its new men’s basketball head coach.

Stansbury, a Battletown, Kentucky native, has 293 career wins and 11 postseason trips to his credit. He comes to The Hill following two years at 2015-16 Southeastern Conference regular season champion Texas A&M, which included a run to the 2016 NCAA Sweet 16.

The veteran head coach made his name over a 22-year run at Mississippi State, including the final 14 as head coach (1999-2012), where he compiled a career record of 293-166 (.638), led the Bulldogs to the postseason 11 times, with six NCAA appearances, and became Mississippi State’s all-time wins leader in the process.

A formal press conference to introduce Stansbury is scheduled for Monday afternoon at 1 p.m.


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