New Morehead State Women's Hoops Coach Introduced

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Updated: 4/21 9:03 pm
MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Greg Todd was formally introduced as the 10th head women's basketball coach in Morehead State University history on Monday.  A large crowd assembled at the EAGLE Center on campus to hear remarks from Director of Athletics Brian Hutchinson and MSU's newest employee.

Hutchinson and Todd delivered prepared comments before fielding questions from media members.  The event lasted approximately 30 minutes.

"We are very excited to have Greg as our next head women's basketball coach," Hutchinson said.  "He's been a winner his entire coaching career, and he's a high-quality person.  Greg is the ideal candidate for getting our program to the next level and helping us sustain that success for many years to come."

Todd has served his entire head coaching career in Kentucky, including the previous eight seasons at Transylvania University in Lexington where he led the Pioneers to four Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships and three NCAA Division III Tournament appearances.

Todd previously spent seven years as head coach at Lexington Catholic High School where he claimed three state titles and won 90 percent of his games.  He began his head coaching career at Berea High School, leading the program to seven 20-win campaigns.

"Everyone has been absolutely wonderful the past few weeks," Todd said.  "Morehead State is my dream job in many ways.  I am thrilled to be this university's next head women's basketball coach.  We have a lot of work to do, but I'm excited about the challenges ahead."

In 22 seasons as a collegiate and high school head coach, Todd owns a record of 548-144 (.791 winning percentage).  A native of Berea, Ky., Todd graduated from Eastern Kentucky University.  He and his wife, Renee, have three children, Brooke, Katie and Robert.

"Greg has all of the characteristics that we were looking for," Hutchinson added.  "He has great integrity and a terrific support system with his family.  He's won at a high level and done it the right way.  He's been a head coach and knows how to run a program."

Todd identified many priorities for the next 30 days.  His comments covered spending time with current players, communicating with incoming recruits (when the NCAA compliance calendar allows it) and putting together a coaching staff for his first year at MSU.

"I want a coaching and support staff filled with tireless workers who will give everything they have to make us better," Todd added.  "I want to create a family atmosphere here.  This program is not about me.  It's about our student-athletes.  That's why I'm in this business."
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