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Thursday, March 08, 2012

A While Back I Wondered Why Western Kentucky University Fired Ken McDonald As Its Head Men's Basketball Coach, But Left Mary Cowles, Its Women's Basketball Head Coach. Someone Finally Listened, And Now She's Been Fired, Too.

Western Kentucky fires Cowles as women's coach
Written by The Courier-Journal

Western Kentucky University has fired Mary Taylor Cowles as women’s basketball coach, athletic director Ross Bjork announced in a statement. WKU (9-21, 5-11) suffered one of its worst seasons, which ended with a 65-57 loss to Middle Tennessee in the Sun Belt tournament quarterfinals.

“Moving forward, we must restore confidence, public support and the energy back to our basketball program,” Bjork said in a statement. “Everyone associated with Lady Topper basketball understands the expectations are to compete for and win championships and our program has much to offer to the game of women’s basketball.”

Cowles had been in charge at her alma mater since 2002. She guided the Lady Toppers to the NCAA tournament in 2003 and 2008. But the program has had back-to-back losing seasons. Cowles went 199-119 at WKU.

Editor's note: Click here to read my earlier post on the subject of differing treatments!



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