MCU names Dillard acting men's basketball coach


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MAYFIELD, Ky. – Howard Dillard, a native of Clinton, has been named acting head men’s basketball coach at Mid-Continent University.
Dillard spent the past five seasons in the Mid-Continent program, serving as the head coach of the Cougars’ junior varsity team and an assistant varsity coach.
“I am very excited to have the chance to lead these young men,” Dillard said. “I know that we have the talent to make some noise this season, and I am ready to get to work with this team as we transition into a new conference.”
Mid-Continent joined the American Midwest Conference after TranSouth Athletic Conference folded.
“Howard is a very focused individual who brings a tremendous knowledge of basketball to our program,” Athletic Director Kevin Imhoff stated. “He demonstrates a passion for the game, and we are eager to see him be able to transfer that passion to the players under his direction.”
Dillard is a strong recruiter and has the ability to recognize and recruit talent from the region. He has recruited most of the players who are part of the freshman, junior varsity and varsity programs.
Dillard brings a wealth of knowledge of local basketball to the Mid-Continent bench, having spent eight seasons coaching high school basketball before join the staff at MCU. He began his coaching career in 2000 and served as an assistant coach at Graves County, Murray, Fulton City, and Hickman County – his alma mater. At Hickman County and Fulton City, Dillard was also the junior varsity head coach.
He played college basketball at Mid-Continent during the 1999-2000 season and then transferred to Murray State University where he graduated in 2004. As a coach, Dillard has been a part of high school programs that captured five league championships.


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