Head coach Drew Cooper has resigned at Thomas More College to take the same position at Kentucky Wesleyan College.
Here’s a release from TMC:
(CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky.) – Thomas More College Director of Athletic Terry Connor announced today (Friday, March 23, 2018) that head men’s basketball coach Drew Cooper has resigned to take the same position at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro, Kentucky.
Kentucky Wesleyan is an NCAA Division II institution and competes in the Great Midwestern Athletic Conference.
“The last five years have been my pleasure,” stated Cooper. “To be able to coach the quality of kid that I’ve coached here at Thomas More, and to be around some of the professionals I have, it has been a time of my life I’ll never forget. To say I’m grateful for the opportunity that President David Armstrong and Director of Athletics Terry Connor have given me here would be an understatement. I’m very proud of what we’ve done on the floor, but to see each student-athlete grow, evolve, and mature as an individual has been what I’ll remember most.”
Cooper had a 94-46 record in five seasons leading the Saints and leaves Crestview Hills with the third most wins in the 65-year history of the program. He guided Thomas More to the 2017 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Co-Regular Season title, the 2018 out-right PAC Regular Season title and the 2017 and 2018 PAC Championship Tournament titles, while advancing to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament in 2017 and 2018. Cooper earned PAC Coach of the Year honors twice and also had a student-athlete named PAC Player of the Year in 2018.
“We would like to thank Drew for his five years at Thomas More and elevating the program where it is today as it is coming off two-straight PAC Championships and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament,” said Connor. “We wish him and his family all the best as he works to build a program that Kentucky Wesleyan will be proud of just like he did here at Thomas More.”