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Sport(s)  Basketball
Name  Ray Harper
Title  Head coach
Role  Basketball Coach

1980–1982  Texas
Spouse  Shannon Harper
1983–1985  Kentucky Wesleyan
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Born  October 11, 1961 (age 54) Greenville, Kentucky (1961-10-11)
1985–1989  Kentucky Wesleyan (asst.)
1989–1996  Kentucky Wesleyan (assoc. HC)
Team  WKU Hilltoppers basketball
Similar People  Edgar Diddle, Ken McDonald, George Fant, John Oldham, TJ Price

Education  Kentucky Wesleyan College

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Lilburn Ray Harper Jr. (born (1961-10-11)October 11, 1961) is an American college basketball coach, currently head coach for Jacksonville State University. Previously, he was head coach at Oklahoma City University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Western Kentucky University. At Kentucky Wesleyan Harper compiled a 242–45 win-loss record.


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He has been named the Division II National Coach of the Year seven times and won two national titles at Kentucky Wesleyan in 1999 and 2001.

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Harper was named interim head coach at Western Kentucky on January 6, 2012 after Ken McDonald was fired. He was named permanent head coach on February 19, 2012 by then-athletic director Ross Bjork. He resigned from the position on March 17, 2016 following the permanent suspension of three of his players. Harper was subsequently hired at Jacksonville State on April 6, 2016, where he took the 2016-17 team to the school's first NCAA appearance.

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Born in Greenville, Kentucky and a native of Bremen, Kentucky, Harper played collegiately at the University of Texas as a freshman and at Kentucky Wesleyan, during his sophomore-senior seasons, where he was named third team NABC All-American as a senior in 1985.

He is married to Shannon Harper, a WKU alumna.

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Head coaching record

* 20 wins and 5 losses were vacated from the 2003–04 season and for the 2002–03 season; the school had to vacate the NCAA Division II runner-up and conference regular season championship.


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