ky weslyan panthersOWENSBORO, Ky, (11/12/13) – Kentucky Wesleyan College welcomes new Head Men’s Basketball Coach Happy Osborne to Owensboro. Osborne will be taking over the 20 – 8 Panthers, that were previously coached by Todd Lee.
 
“Coaching at KWC is a once and lifetime opportunity,” Coach Osborne said.
 
Osborne pointed out the great tradition at KWC. The Panthers have won eight Division II National Championships, although they have not raised a banner in 12 years. He is excited about being a part of a college that is in a city with potential to grow.
 
“With everything happening downtown, Owensboro is really starting to thrive,” Osborne said. “We want students to know that the city is only going to get better and this is a great place to go to school.”
 
When asked about the expectation for the up incoming season he said, “Our fans need to understand it takes time. I am working with brand new staff and our players have to get use to a brand new system.”
 
Happy understands that he cannot bring KWC back to the elite level alone; he wants student section to be big. More importantly, he wants Owensboro to come support the Panthers.
 
There are two big ticket changes to bring back the excitement at Owensboro’s Sportscenter:
 
1. Kids 8th grade and under get in for free.
2. All KWC students get in for free, if they show their student IDs.
 
The Panthers split their home openers and return to the Sportscenter Tuesday, Nov. 19th, to take on the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles.
 
For Kentucky Wesleyans full schedule check out their website.

Jared Pedley
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Southbound Daytime Lane Restriction on US 41 Twin Bridges Monday

KENTUCKY (5/22/15) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict southbound traffic to one lane on the US 41… Read More

Sunday Alcohol Sales Discussion Tabled to Next Central City Council Meeting

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (5/22/15) ― The Central City City Council met, Wednesday, May 20, in a special session to discuss the… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 22, 2015 6665

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 6100

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 6021

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 4404

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3880

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10568

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 15, 2015 7441

Investigation of Local Barber Shop Leads to Drug…

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 23, 2015 6100

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 1378

MPD Seeks Three in Residential Robbery

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 1339

Elks BBQ Fundraiser Quick Sell Out

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 24, 2015 1124

MCC's Felicia Johnson Receives State KCTCS Award

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 1004

'Cooking for the Cure' Fundraiser Brings Out…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 999

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 988

Health Department Food Scores Released

by SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 849

Scientists Meet in Louisville to Share Research…

by Betty Coffman
May 23, 2015 734

Sunday Alcohol Sales Discussion Tabled to Next…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 671

Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet…

by Ricki C. Gardenhire