Former Wright State men’s basketball coach Billy Donlon has a new job. An assistant at the University of Michigan and then Northwestern University after he was let go by the Raiders, Donlon is expected to be named head coach at Missouri-Kansas City, pending contract approval, according to Jeff Goodman.
In six seasons at Wright State that covered 2010 to 2016, Donlon was 109-94. His teams won 20 or more games three times, including 23-13 in 2012-2013 when the Raiders reached the CBI (College Basketball Invitational) semifinals; and 21-15 in 2013-2014 when they played in the CIT (CollegeInsider.com Tournament).
Donlon served as an assistant coach under Brad Brownell and was named Wright State’s head coach when Brownell took the same job at Clemson University in April, 2010.
UMKC is a familiar foe for Wright State, having played the Raiders multiple times when Ralph Underhill was Wright State’s head coach. Currently a member of the Western Athletic Conference, the Kangaroos could be a future Horizon League member should the Horizon League expand.