The Eastern Kentucky University women's basketball team hired alum Greg Todd as the new head coach, announced by vice president and director of athletics Matt Roan on Monday afternoon.
Todd is from Madison County and has spent 29-years head coaching in Kentucky, becoming the tenth head coach at EKU.
He has spent the last seven years as the women’s basketball head coach for Morehead State University. Todd led the Eagles to three straight 20-plus win seasons from 2016-2019 with two WNIT appearances. This marked history for the Eagles as the first time in program history for the 20-straight wins and their 36 Ohio Valley Conference victories during the three-year period.
"As we set out to hire the next head women's basketball coach to elevate our program, we were pleased with the interest in our position and the opportunity that lies ahead of us. At every step in our process, Greg Todd rose to the top as the ideal coach to lead us at this exciting time," Roan said in a press release. "He's a coach who has dedicated his entire coaching career to women's basketball, has experienced amazing success with each program he's led, has a wealth of experience and understands the landscape, and knows our state incredibly well. His love for his alma mater and desire to build a championship-contending program here are unmatched. He comes highly recommended from all corners of Kentucky and beyond, and those folks speak not only to his ability as a coach, but also to his quality as an individual. He's tested and proven, and we're excited to have him in charge of the Colonels and leading us to victories!"
Todd started his head coaching career at Berea Community High School and in only seven seasons led his team to a 166-54 record and an appearance in the 1998 state final four. BCHS won 20 games each year under Todd. He is a member of the Berea Community High School Hall of Fame as a coach and basketball player.
After a 2005-06 season with Lexington Catholic, Todd was named EA Sports National Coach of the Year following that season. In 2017, he was inducted into the Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame.
"I am looking forward to re-recruiting and building a strong relationship with the players already on campus," Todd said in a press release. "It's a great time to be a Colonel under the leadership of Athletics Director Matt Roan and President David McFaddin, and to build the women's basketball program at EKU.”
As a collegiate coach, Todd has earned a 261-169 record with four conference championships and five postseason appearances.
EKU will hold a reception and press conference for Todd on Wednesday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at McBrayer Arena. Fans and media are invited to attend and are encouraged to practice social distancing and mask requirements.