Letter to the editor

Harper shouldn’t have been overlooked

Western recently announced a new head coach for the men’s basketball team.

I thought that Western would choose someone who would get it over the hump in the NCAA Tournament. So, it made sense to me that Ralph Willard would have gotten the job.

Instead, in a move that had me thinking it was actually MLB commissioner Bud Selig who was our athletic director and not Wood Selig, Darrin Horn was announced as the new head coach.

Instead of taking a proven winner who could get it over the hump, Western brought in an unproven coach.

The obvious reason is that Horn is much cheaper than a proven head coach like Willard. Horn will do well, but don’t think he won’t bolt after some success.

And in the search, one man was overlooked the whole time. Kentucky Wesleyan College head coach Ray Harper is one of the best coaches in the country. He was the fastest coach at any level to reach both 100 and 200 wins.

Harper did get a call from Western, but it was to let him know he was in their second group of candidates.

If Western ever calls Harper again to offer him a job, I hope he looks down at his hand, sees all those national championship rings he has already and the few he will probably get in the next couple seasons, and tells Western where it can stick its job.

Logan Walker

Bremen sophomore