WKU’s McDonald to return

I just finished watching the Western Kentucky press conference where WKU AD Ross Bjork has announced that head coach Ken McDonald will be retained. There was speculation about his future after a 16-16 season. The entire coaching staff was present at the press conference – it sounds like they will all be retained as well. McDonald, Bjork, and WKU President Gary Ransdell met throughout the weekend to discuss the state of the basketball program.


Ken McDonald’s contract has been re-worked as well. He will now work under a revised four-year contract that sees his base salary go down to $250,000 per season (he made $350,000 in the last two seasons). The contract also includes performance incentives as well as an automatic one-year extension if McDonald is retained for the 2012-13 campaign.