The speculation is over. Former Kentucky Wesleyan head coach and Greenville native Ray Harper will be officially named the 14th head coach of the Western Kentucky University men's basketball team on Monday.

Harper, who led KWC to two national championships (1999, 2001) and NAIA squad Oklahoma City University to two titles (2007, 2008), began as an assistant at Western in 2009. Harper was named interim head coach in January when WKU fired Ken McDonald after a disappointing 5-9 start. Since Harper's take over, the Toppers have gone 4-7. Here's a fact that may surprise fans, Harper has the best winning percentage of any head coach in NCAA history. While at Oklahoma City, Harper's winning percentage was .844 or he led his team to 342 wins in 405 games.

Harper will be introduced via a pep rally at E.A. Diddle Arena on Monday night at 6pm. The event is free and open to the public.

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