ESU officially introduces Toby Wynn as Lady Hornets head coach

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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) -- For the first time in nearly a decade, the Emporia State women's basketball team has a new head coach.

The university introduced Toby Wynn as the seventh head coach in Lady Hornets history at the Sauder Alumni Center on Monday afternoon.

Wynn coached the last 13 seasons at Seward County Community College in Liberal, Kan. He leaves the school with a record of 346-84, 180-47 in conference games.

He's taking over a program with a rich history, but he's done that once before.

"When I went to Seward County I followed a guy that was 418-62," Wynn said.

"Not many coaches would bring that experience with them," Emporia State athletics director Kent Weiser said. "To know what it's like to take a program that's in good shape and get it in better shape."

Wynn, 42, led the Lady Saints to back-to-back national quarterfinals appearances in the NJCAA National Tournament.

The Booker, Texas native led the Lady Saints to 20 or more wins in each of his 13 seasons, including four 30-win seasons.

Wynn takes over for Jory Collins who left the program to become an assistant with the Kansas Jayhawks women's basketball team. He'll work for former ESU Lady Hornets head coach Brandon Schneider.