Former Miss. State coach Rick Stansbury to coach Western Kentucky

Rick Stansbury has been an assistant at Texas A&M since 2014. (USATSI)
Rick Stansbury has been an assistant at Texas A&M since 2014. (USATSI)

Western Kentucky has hired Texas A&M assistant coach and former Mississippi State head coach Rick Stansbury as its next head basketball coach, sources told CBS Sports.

A press conference is expected Monday afternoon.

He replaces Ray Harper, who resigned earlier this month.

Stansbury was the head coach of Mississippi State from 1998-2012 and had an overall record of 293-165. He led the Bulldogs to six NCAA Tournament appearances during that span.

Stansbury has been Billy Kennedy’s top assistant at Texas A&M since 2014.

Western Kentucky went 18-16 last season.

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