Source: Former player Whitaker hired to WKU women’s basketball staff

Camryn Whitaker

Jonathan Lintner

Head Coach Mary Taylor Cowles has filled the void in her coaching staff.

A source close to the situation told the Herald on Tuesday that Camryn Whitaker, a former Lady Topper and assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Missouri State, has been hired as an assistant at WKU.

The source said WKU will officially announce the hire sometime in May.

Cowles announced the opening at the women’s basketball banquet on April 15. Whitaker replaces Latasha Dorsey, who served a leave of absence during the latter part of last season and never returned to the Lady Toppers’ bench.

A Cynthiana native, Whitaker played point guard at WKU from 2000-2005, when she started 117 of 126 games. She finished her WKU career second all-time in assists, third in games started, fifth in minutes played per game and 10th in steals.

This will be Whitaker’s third coaching job. Her first came at Austin Peay.