Women’s basketball receives new head coach

Photo courtesy of Twitter (@ToddStarkey33)

Photo courtesy of Twitter (@ToddStarkey33)

Stephen Means

Kent State officially announced that Todd Starkey, the former assistant coach of Indiana University’s women’s basketball coach, has been named as the head coach of the Kent State’s women’s basketball team.

Starkey is the sixth head coach in the university’s history.

“It’s truly an exciting time for our women’s basketball program as we welcome Todd Starkey to the Golden Flashes family as the next women’s basketball head coach,” Nielsen said in a press release. “We are excited to bring his competitive spirit and experience to Kent State University.”

Starkey helped Indiana reach its fifth NCAA tournament appearance and win its first tournament game since 1983. 

Prior to coaching at Indiana, Starkey was the head coach at Division II Lenoir-Ryne University in North Carolina, where he was named Division II coach of the year in 2008-09. 

The Flashes parted ways with former head coach Danielle O’Banion following a 6-23 season.

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