BREAKING: Western Kentucky hires Clark-Heard

Former Lady Topper Michelle Clark-Heard – who spent two years as the head coach at Kentucky State, and has helped lead Louisville into national prominence the last five years as an assistant coach – has been named the new women’s basketball coach at Western Kentucky University. The 15th head coach in Lady Topper history will be formally introduced at a 4 p.m. (CDT) press conference in the E.A. Diddle Arena media room.

Clark-Heard was part of four NCAA Tournament teams during her career at WKU, and has been on the bench as an assistant coach with seven other NCAA Tournament teams.

She replaces Mary Taylor Cowles who spent the past 10 seasons as the head coach at WKU.