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New EKU Women's Basketball Coach Setting His Sights On 20 Win Seasons

Stu Johnson

Veteran Basketball Coach Greg Todd admitted he’s thought more than once over the years about coming back home to lead a team at his alma mater.    Wednesday the Madison County native was formally introduced as the new head coach of the Eastern Kentucky University women’s basketball team.

EKU is moving from the Ohio Valley Conference to the ASUN Conference this summer.  Todd came to Eastern from Morehead, a longtime OVC rival.  Todd said the move is a little easier knowing it’s not a new job in the same league. “It’s never easy to leave.  It was tough telling Morehead State I wasn’t going to be their coach, those girls are working very, very hard.  But, this is one job that I’ve always wanted to have and look forward to getting this program where it needs to be,” said Todd. 

Greg Todd noted he would like to see a half dozen in-state players on his roster over the next couple of years.  EKU is making the move to the ASUN in July.  Todd added that could change the recruiting landscape.  “I think it can help in areas with Florida and areas in the South, with Atlanta, I think definitely will open up more avenues and just being in a broader scale, I think it will help recruiting, yes,”  Todd explained.

Todd said he’s intent on seeing the EKU women become a 20-win season squad.  The former Morehead State coach added that can happen when there are a number of players who bring different skills onto the court.  Todd takes over for Samantha Williams who is now at the University of Tennessee. 

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