| Sun Belt Conference|
| 0–12 (0–8 SBC)|
| Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium
The 2009 WKU Hilltoppers football]team represented Western Kentucky University (WKU) during the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was David Elson. WKU was an NCAA Division I FBS independent team in 2008, before their move to the Sun Belt Conference in 2009. 2009 was the first season where the Hilltoppers were eligible for a Sun Belt Conference championship and a postseason bowl game. The Hilltoppers played their home games at Houchens Industries–L. T. Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The Hilltopers were one of only two teams (Eastern Michigan being the other) to finish the 2009 season winless.
2009 WKU Hilltoppers football team Wikipedia
On November 9, 2009, David Elson was officially released as WKU's head coach. He remained as head coach until the end of the 2009 season. He was replaced by Stanford's running backs coach Willie Taggart, a Western Kentucky University alumnus.