Emporia State picks Toby Wynn to lead Lady Hornets basketball

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EMPORIA, Kan. (WIBW) — Emporia State only needs to fill one basketball head coaching vacancy now.

On Friday, the university's athletics dept. announced the hiring of Toby Wynn to lead the Lady Hornets. An introductory news conference is scheduled for Monday, in the Sauder Alumni Center.

"I am humbled and honored to be named head coach of the Lady Hornets," said Wynn. "Emporia State is a nationally known power and my job is to maintain and build on that success."

Wynn replaces Jory Collins, who announced last month he was leaving Emporia to be an assistant coach for Kansas. On Thursday, the university said men's head coach Shaun Vandiver would be leaving for the University of Wyoming.

Wynn spent the last 13 years at Seward Co. CC, in Liberal, Kansas, and is coming off a conference championship season. He then led them to their second straight NJCAA national quarterfinals.

In all, he tallied a 349-84 record with the Lady Saints.

"Coach Wynn has established himself as a great coach and recruiter, and has built solid community relations in Liberal, just as we enjoy here in Emporia," said ESU Athletics Kent Director Weiser. "I'm looking forward to working with him to maintain and exceed the success Lady Hornet Basketball has earned."

The Hornets are returning five starters, including four of their top five scorers, this season and are getting back three players - seniors Addie Lackey and Kyrstie Miller along with sophomore Daley Handy - lost to injuries last season.