WMU News

Advisory group to assist in search for coach

April 29, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University Interim President Daniel M. Litynski has announced the formation of an advisory group to provide input to Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard as she considers candidates to fill the vacant men's head basketball coaching position at WMU.

"We have an outstanding basketball program, and Kathy and I agree that finding the right combination of talents in a new coach will make all the difference in how this program continues to excel in the coming years," Litynski said. "There's a lot of talent in this group that Kathy can draw upon as she considers candidates."

The advisory group will consist of alumnus Lyndon Cronen of the Fast Break Club; Antwan Joseph, a WMU senior who has just completed his basketball career at WMU; Gary Mathews, president of the WMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors and a member of the University's Athletic Board; Ken Miller, an alumnus and a member of the WMU Board of Trustees; and Dr. Lewis Walker, professor emeritus of sociology.

"There's a tremendous level of interest in this position--both internally and in the wider community," said Beauregard. "We are committed to building on the success that we have achieved over the past three years, and I am confident that we will find a coach who will help us reach our goals."

The position became available on April 18, 2003, when third-year mentor Robert McCullum accepted the same position at the University of South Florida.

A specific timeline for the conclusion of the search has yet to be determined.

Media contact: Matt Kurz, 269 387-8400, matt.kurz@wmich.edu


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