Western Kentucky has named defensive coordinator Lance Guidry interim head football coach. The university made the announcement Saturday, a day after former coach Willie Taggart accepted the South Florida.
Guidry will assume his new duties immediately and will lead the Hilltoppers in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26 against Central Michigan.
Guidry has been in this position before. He led Miami (Ohio) to a victory in the 2011 GoDaddy.com Bowl as the Redhawks' interim head coach.
He has been the Hilltoppers' defensive coordinator for the last two years, helping WKU to a 14-10 record over that stretch. This year's Hilltoppers' defense ranks 23rd nationally, allowing 344 yards per game.
Guidry declined to say if he will apply for the WKU coaching vacancy.