Morton resigns from WKU coaching staff

Herald Staff

The WKU basketball coaching staff has lost another member this offseason.

Director of basketball operations Jake Morton has resigned from his position at WKU in order to pursue other coaching opportunities, according to WKU officials.

Morton worked at WKU for the past two seasons, serving as an assistant coach for the 2011-12 year and as director of basketball operations last season. The Toppers reached the NCAA Tournament in each of his two seasons with the program.

He came under fire after an August 2011 report by Yahoo! Sports which explained his role in a series of recruiting violations that took place at Miami between 2002 and 2010.

Morton was an assistant basketball coach at Miami from 2008 to 2011, when he was hired under former WKU coach Ken McDonald. None of the allegations against Morton refer to his time at WKU.