Jory Collins leaves ESU for KU

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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Emporia State women's basketball coach Jory Collins accepted a position on former ESU coach Brandon Schneider's staff at the University of Kansas, ESU announced on Monday.

Schneider and Collins are the two-winningest coaches in Lady Hornet history.

"I want to thank the community of Emporia, our fans, and Kent Weiser for the opportunity I've had to lead Emporia State Women's Basketball the last eight years," said Collins in an ESU release. "Having been in the program since I was 20 years old it's meant much more to me than just a coaching job. It's been a way of life for me and my family."

Collins went 199-58 in eight years as the head coach at ESU. He has led Emporia State to five MIAA Tournament Championships, seven conference title games, six NCAA Tournaments and six trips to the NCAA Sweet 16 including a berth in the 2015 NCAA Division II Final Four.

"I couldn't be happier that Jory has chosen to join our coaching staff," said Schneider in an ESU release. "He obviously has first-hand experience with our philosophy and approach, but I also believe he will bring a fresh perspective to our team."

Schnieder was 306-72 at Emporia State from 1998-2010. He took over at Kansas in 2015. The Jayhawks went 12-18 in 2017-18.