Head coach Michelle Clark-Heard reportedly showing interest in other jobs

WKU Head Coach Michelle Clark-Heard gives a thumbs up to the pep band following the Lady Toppers 72-57 win in championship game of the Conference USA tournament against University of Alabama at Birmingham on Saturday March 10, 2018 at The Star in Frisco, Tx.

Jeremy Chisenhall

WKU women’s basketball head coach Michelle Clark-Heard has been visiting other schools with open head coaching positions, according to a report from InsiderExposure on Twitter. 

{{tncms-inline account=”InsiderExposure – JM” html=”<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Have heard from multiple sources that Ole Miss has really upped the contract offer for Michelle Clark Heard. She visited Ole Miss Friday to Sunday and is on campus at Cincinnati today where she is also the leading candidate <a href="https://t.co/21RJQABnjN">pic.twitter.com/21RJQABnjN</a></p>— InsiderExposure – JM (@InsiderExposure) <a href="https://twitter.com/InsiderExposure/status/978427321894961152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 27, 2018</a></blockquote>” id=”https://twitter.com/InsiderExposure/status/978427321894961152″ type=”twitter”}}

Clark-Heard led WKU to a 24-9 record this season, which included a Conference USA Tournament Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance. It was the second straight tournament championship and NCAA Tournament appearance for the Lady Toppers and the third in four years. Each of those three wins have come under Clark-Heard. 


Ole Miss parted ways with head coach Matt Insell on March 2 after going 12-19 (1-15 SEC). He posted a 70-87 record in five seasons as Ole Miss’ head coach. 

The University of Cincinnati also parted ways with its women’s head coach, Jamelle Elliott, on Wednesday. UC went 19-13 (10-6 AAC) this season. Clark-Heard was formerly an assistant in UC’s program. 

The College Heights Herald is working to confirm this report and will update this story as more information becomes available. 

Reporter Jeremy Chisenhall can be reached at 270-745-6291 and [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter at @JSChisenhall.