WMBD/WYZZ-TV - MACOMB, Ill - The new coach at Western Illinois is a familiar face in Macomb and Peoria.
Billy Wright, the former Bradley star point guard and WIU assistant coach, has been named head coach at WIU. He will be introduced at a 2 p.m. news conference Tuesday.
Wright succeeds Jim Molinari, who resigned last week to join the staff at the University of Nebraska Wright, who played for Molinari at Bradley from 1992-96, was an assistant for five years at WIU before leaving to join the Ball State staff last year.
It will be Wright's first head coaching job.