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David Kool
Position: Assistant Coach
City/State: Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School: South Christian
Experience: 1 Year
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2009-10: Rivals.com MAC Player of the Decade ... MAC Player of the Year, First Team All-MAC, Academic All-MAC, AP All-America Honorable Mention, NABC District 14 First Team, WMU Most Valuable Player ... led the MAC in scoring and ranked 12th in the country with 21.6 points per game ... led the MAC in scoring and ranked 11th in the country in free throw percentage (.897) ... ranked fifth in the MAC and 98 in the country with 1.76 steals per game ... played and started in all 33 games ... scored WMU school record 714 points and made school record 209 free throws ... 21.6 points per game ranks ninth all-time in a single season ... four-time MAC West Player of the Week (2/8, 2/1, 12/21, 12/14) and five-time MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week (3/19, 2/5, 1/8. 12/23, 12/18) ... tied career high with 15 made free throws on his way to 29 points in season opener at Detroit (11/15) ... led all scorers with 22 points, five assists and four rebounds at Loyola (11/23) ... scored 30 points on 10-of-19 shooting and 7-of-7 free throws with six rebounds and two assists vs. Temple (12/1) ... set career highs with 11 field goals and eight three-pointers to score 34 points with three rebounds and three steals at Eastern Illinois (12/9) ... named MAC West Player of the Week (12/14) after games at EIU and Illinois ... posted 20 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals vs. Kennesaw State (12/19) ... named MAC West Player of the Week for that performance ... hit career-high 12 field goals on the way to 31 points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals, while hitting game-winning shot with 3.9 seconds left vs. Sam Houston State (1/3) ... scored game-high 19 points vs. Eastern Michigan (1/9) ... tallied 26 points at Northern Illinois (1/13) ... posted 22 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals at Ball State (1/20) ... scored 30 points to set new career scoring record vs. Akron (1/27) ... career-high 38 points at Kent State (1/30) on career highs of 12 field goals and 23 attempts ... connected on 4-of-8 three-pointers on the way to 23 points at Buffalo (2/1) ... second career double-double vs. Miami (2/4) with 19 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and one steal ... made game-winning basket with 4.2 seconds left to beat Bowling Green (2/6) with 23 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals ... made career-high 16-of-17 free throws on the way to 33 points, four assists, three steals and two rebounds ... made 14-of-14 free throws to score 31 points with five assists and four rebounds at Central Michigan (2/27) ... scored 24 of his 26 points in the second half to lead team past Central Michigan in the MAC Tournament quarterfinals (3/11) ... closed out career with career-high 39 points on 12-of-21 shooting, 5-of-11 three-pointers and 10-of-10 free throws against Akron in the MAC Tournament semifinals (3/12) ... earned fourth letter.

2008-09: 
ESPN the Magazine Third Team Academic All-American, ESPN the Magazine First Team Academic All-District IV, Second Team All-MAC, Academic All-MAC, NABC Honors Court, NABC District 14 First Team, BCAM College Academic-Athletic Honors Team, WMU Most Valuable Player ... led the MAC in scoring with 17.9 points per game to become the first Bronco to do so since Booker James in 1986-87 ... ranked second in free throws made (161) and free throw percentage (.894), fifth in three-pointers per game (1.87) and 15th in steals (1.42) in all games ... ranked first in scoring (18.7) and free throws made (96), second in free throw percentage (.932), seventh in defensive rebounds (4.56), 12th in three-pointers per game (1.56), 13th in steals (1.44) and 19th in rebounding (5.0) in conference games ... ranked sixth nationally in free throw percentage and 73rd in scoring ... started in 30-of-31 games averaging 17.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game ... 161 made free throws are the third-most in a single season at WMU and .894 free throw percentage is fourth in a season ... made 39-of-40 (.975) free throws in late game situations (final two minutes and overtime) ... scored in double figures in 29 games, including 13 games of 20 points or more, and led the team in scoring 23 times ... named MAC West Player of the Week on Nov. 17 after averaging 24.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.3 steals at the Charleston Classic ... named MAC West Player of the Week on Dec. 22 after scoring 19 points vs. Iona ... named MAC West Player of the Week on Jan. 12 after going off for 26 ponits, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals at Central Michigan ... named MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week on Jan. 15 for performance at CMU and on Feb. 12 after averaging 18.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals at Bowling Green and Akron ... hit 37 consecutive free throws from 2/21-3/8, which is tied for third all-time ... scored 31 points at Northern Illinois (2/25) in 28 minutes on 10-of-19 shooting and 10-of-10 free throws ... hit for 27 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals vs. SIU-Edwardsville (11/16) ... scored 26 points at CMU (1/11) and vs. Eastern Illinois (2/21) ... finished with 24 points and five rebounds vs. Hofstra (11/15) and 24 points vs. Ohio (2/11) ... scored 23 points at MAC Tournament champion Akron (2/8) ... tallied 22 points vs. TCU (11/14), at VCU (12/4), at Toledo (2/28) and vs. Ball State (3/4) ... scored 21 points vs. Central Michigan (3/8) and 20 points against MAC champion Buffalo (1/27) ... registered first career double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and career-high five steals at Eastern Michigan (1/24) ... converted 13-of-13 free throws at Toledo (2/28) ... earned third letter.

2007-08: First Team All-MAC, Academic All-MAC, CollegeInsider.com MAC Most Valuable Player ... ranked fourth in scoring (16.3 ppg), third in free throw percentage (.855), 13th in three-point percentage (.376) and fourth in three-pointers per game (2.22) in the MAC in all games ... led the MAC in scoring in conference games (17.8 ppg), in addition to ranking third in free throw percentage (.859), ninth in three-pointers per game (1.94) and 11th in assists (2.75 apg) ... ranked 36th nationally in free throw shooting to help WMU lead the MAC and rank 15th in the country (.753) ... started in 31 of 32 games and averaged 16.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.8 steals, while shooting .418 (158-378) from the field, .376 (71-189) behind the three-point line and .855 (136-159) at the free throw line ... 71 three-pointers are the fifth-most ever in a season at WMU and his .855 free throw percentage is tied for ninth ... led the team in makes and percentage in late game situations by making 34-38 free throws (.895) in the final two minutes of games and overtime ... named MAC West Player of the Week on 1/28 after averaging 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game against Central Michigan and Kent State ... named MAC West Player of the Week on 2.25 after averaging 17.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists vs. Eastern Michigan and Green Bay ... named MAC West Player of the Week on 3/3 after averaging 20.0 points per game at Northern Illinois and Toledo ... scored a career-high 35 points in come-from-behind double overtime victory at Buffalo (1/29) as he hit 9-19 field goals, 3-9 three-pointers and 14-14 free throws ... hit the game-tying free throws with 17 seconds left in regulation as 22 of his points came in the final 3:42 of regulation and both overtimes ... led WMU with 24 points in first win at Toledo (3/1) since 1998 ... scored 24 points at No. 11/13 Oregon (11/12) and at Central Michigan ... hit game-tying shots at the end of regulation and the first overtime on his way to a team-high 23 points in double overtime victory against Miami (2/12) ... scored 14 of his 23 points in the final 2:12 of regulation and both overtimes ... posted 22 points to lead WMU to its first win at Detroit (11/19) since 1974 ... hit a career-high 15-of-16 free throws on his way to 24 points in MAC Tournament quarterfinal win over Eastern Michigan (3/13) ... passed out career-high eight assists in victory over Akron (2/6) ... led the team in scoring 17 times on his way to 29 double-figure games in 32 contests and eight 20-point games ... earned second letter.

2006-07: Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year, MAC Report Online Freshman of the Year ... MAC All-Freshman Team, CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Freshman All-American ... led the Mid-American Conference and was fifth in the country in free throw percentage (.917-second all-time at WMU) ... ranked 22nd in scoring in all games (11.4) and 12th (13.4) in conference games, third in three-point percentage in all games (.419) and second (.473) in conference games and 14th in field goal percentage (.507) in conference games ... MAC West Player of the Week (3/5) after averaging 23 points, four rebounds and three assists per game in wins over Northern Illinois (3/1) and Ball State (3/4) ... converted 29 consecutive free throws over 12 games (11/24-1/13) , which is tied for the second-longest stretch all-time at WMU ... scored a career-high 27 points on 6-of-14 shooting, 4-of-8 three-pointers and 11-of-14 free throws in the final game of the regular season at Ball State (3/4) ... posted 26 points on 7-of-10 shooting, 4-of-5 three-pointers and 8-of-9 free throws in a home victory over Eastern Michigan (1/20) ... scored 20 points at home vs. Ohio (2/6) ... hit 8-of-8 free throws on his way to 18 points at Indiana (12/20) ... led WMU in scoring eight times, including three of the last four games of the season ... converted on a game-tying three-point play with one minute to go to force overtime in a home victory over Valparaiso (2/17), finished with 16 points and a career-high four steals ... pulled down a career-high seven rebounds vs. Toledo (2/25) ... after missing the first three games with a hamstring injury, made his collegiate debut vs. Virginia Tech (11/23) at the Old Spice Classic ... made first career start vs. Illinois State (12/16) ... earned first letter.

High School:
2006 Michigan Mr. Basketball ... four-year letterwinner at South Christian High School under head coach Ken Hiskes where he averaged 23.5 points (all-time school leader with 1,853 points), 6.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals on 58.9 percent shooting from the field, 39.3 percent from behind the three-point line and 85.3 percent shooting at the free throw line ... Kool compiled a 71-7 varsity record and helped the Sailors win state championships in 2003 and 2005 ... two-time Associated Press Class B Player of the Year; became the first junior to ever win the award in 2005 ... named Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) First Team All-State, Associated Press First Team All-State, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press First Team All-State and Grand Rapids Press Dream Team First Team after his senior year ... awarded High School Athlete of the Year honors by the March of Dimes ... led GRSC to a 20-1 record his senior year by leading Michigan in scoring with 30.1 points per game, in addition to 8.8 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.6 steals ... led GRSC to a 26-1 record and the 2005 Class B state championship his junior year by averaging 25.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.4 steals per game ... set a Class B Championship record with 43 points and a perfect 20-of-20 performance at the free throw line in the championship game ... named AP First Team All-State, BCAM First Team All-State, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press First Team All-State and Grand Rapids Press Dream Team First Team ... averaged 22.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 2.4 steals his sophomore year on his way to AP Special Mention All-State and BCAM Second Team All-State honors ... averaged 11 points as the sixth man on GRSC’s 27-0 state championship team his freshman year ... lettered in soccer his freshman and sophomore year and was named team MVP and Second Team All-State after his sophomore campaign ... also lettered his freshman year in track and was the placekicker for the football team his sophomore year.

Personal: Born Sept. 23, 1987 in Battle Creek, Mich. ... full name is David Anderson Kool ... son of Nick and Jan Kool ... both parents attended Calvin College ... has two older sisters, Candace and Christin, and one older brother, William ... majoring in physical education with an emphasis in teaching and coacing with a 3.40 GPA.

KOOL'S CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR GP-GS MIN AVG FG FGA % 3FG 3FGA % FT FTA % REB AVG PF-FO AST TO BLK STL PTS AVG
2006-07 29-23 757 26.1 96 220 .436 39 93 .419 99 108 .917 86 3.0 45-0 48 47 0 34 330 11.4
2007-08 32-31 1032 32.2 158 378 .418 71 189 .376 136 159 .855 103 3.2 68-2 75 78 2 27 523 16.3
2008-09 31-30 1058 34.1 168 429 .392 58 195 .297 161 180 .894 127 4.1 72-2 62 84 0 44 555 17.9
2009-10 33-33 1155 35.0 221 492 .449 63 176 .358 209 233 .897 135 4.1 53-1 87 73 0 58 714 21.6
TOTAL 125-117 4002 32.0 643 1519 .423 231 653 .354 605 680 .890 451 3.6 238-5 272 282 2 163 2122 17.0

KOOL'S CAREER HIGHS

Points:
39 (vs. Akron, 3/12/10)
Field Goals: 12 (three times)
Field Goal Attempts: 23 (three times)
Three-Pointers: 8 (at Eastern Illinois, 12/9/09)
Three-Pointers Attempted: 14 (Eastern Illinois, 2/21/09)
Free Throws: 16 (Northern Illinois, 2/17/10)
Free Throws Attempted: 17 (Northern Illinois, 2/17/10)
Rebounds: 10 (twice)
Assists: 8 (Akron, 2/6/08)
Steals: 5 (at Eastern Michigan, 1/24/09)
Blocks: 1 (twice)
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