David Kool is a former men’s basketball player for the Western Michigan Broncos who was inducted into the Western Michigan University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018. Kool played for the Broncos from 2006 to 2010 and is widely considered one of the greatest players in program history.
During his four-year career, Kool amassed numerous accolades and set several program records. He finished his career as Western Michigan’s all-time leading scorer with 2,122 points, a record that still stands today. He also holds the program record for career three-pointers made with 331.
Kool was a three-time All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) selection and was named the MAC Player of the Year in 2010. He helped lead the Broncos to two MAC tournament championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances during his career, including the historic run in 2004 that resulted in the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win.
After graduating from Western Michigan, Kool went on to play professionally in Europe for several years before transitioning to coaching. He is currently an assistant coach for the Ferris State University men’s basketball team.
Overall, Kool’s impact on the Western Michigan basketball program cannot be overstated. His talent, work ethic, and leadership helped elevate the program to new heights and set the standard for future Bronco players to follow.