Greg Todd, who led Transylvania University to four conference championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances in his eight seasons as head coach, has left the Pioneers to take over Morehead State's struggling women's basketball program.
Todd replaces Tom Hodges, who went 52-67 in four seasons as head coach.
"I am so grateful to be named Morehead State University's women's basketball coach," Todd said in a news release. "I look forward to being part of building this program to new heights."
Todd takes over a program that lost seven of its final 10 games in 2013-14 on its way to a 12-17 record. That marked the third consecutive losing season for the Eagles, who went 21-10 in Hodges' first season in 2010-11 but followed that with seasons of 10-19 and 9-21.
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In 22 seasons as a college and high school head coach, Todd is 548-144 (.791 winning percentage).
"He has demonstrated significant leadership abilities everywhere he's been and is an immediate program-changer for us," Morehead Athletics Director Brian Hutchinson said.
Morehead State will hold a news conference to formally introduce Todd on Monday.
Todd joins the Eagles having served his entire head coaching career in Kentucky. Prior to his eight seasons at Transylvania, Todd led Lexington Catholic to three state championships in seven seasons at the school and led Berea High School to seven 20-win seasons.
"I've asked him to do some things on behalf of our program that haven't been done before, and I am confident Greg will do those things," Hutchinson said. "He will be a tireless advocate for our university and the women who represent our program."
Todd, who was a four-time Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, produced a 157-64 record at Transylvania, highlighted by a 26-3 mark in 2013-14, which set a school record for winning percentage. The Pioneers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament and ranked sixth in the nation in scoring average (84.7). Transylvania also earned the program's first-ever top-25 national ranking.
Todd guided Lexington Catholic to a 225-26 mark in seven seasons. He won Kentucky state championships in 2000-01, 2004-05 and 2005-06. His teams were state runners-up in 2002-03 and 2003-04.
A Berea native, Todd graduated from Eastern Kentucky University. He and his wife, Renee, have three children, Brooke, Katie and Robert.
"The success he's had over a 20-plus year career is nothing short of remarkable," Hutchinson said. "It's an indicator of our dreams too, and it's time to get started."