Herod named Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Langston U

 Langston University Director of Athletics Donnita Rogers is excited to announce Kevin Herod as the head women’s basketball coach for the Langston Lady Lions. Herod just finished his eighth year leading the Talladega College Lady Tornadoes and compiled a record of 171-68 which is the most wins of any HBCU women’s basketball head coach over that eight-year span.

“The Langston University Department of Athletics is excited to announce that Kevin Herod will soon be joining our staff as the new head women’s basketball coach. He has several conference championships, NAIA National Tournament Appearances, and extensive experience with women’s NAIA basketball,” Director of Athletics Donnita Rogers said. “His coaching experience coupled with a strong background in athletic administration is sure to provide strong leadership for our Lady Lions Basketball program.”

“I want to thank Dr. (Kent) Smith, Jr., and Director of Athletics Donnita Rogers for this amazing opportunity,” said head women’s basketball coach Kevin Herod. “I am excited to be a part of a phenomenal athletic department. I look forward leading the LU Women’s Basketball program to the next level. L’s UP!”

During the 2021-22 season the Lady Tornadoes finished the overall season with a 21-12 record and received a bid to the NAIA National Tournament where they defeated No. 13 Providence in the NAIA National Tournament opening round.

During his tenure leading the Tornadoes, Herod’s squads were Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular season champions four times (2015-16, 2016-17, 2019-20, 2020-21, GCAC tournament championships (2016-17) once and he was named GCAC Coach of the Year twice (2015-16, 2016-17).

Herod is a 2011 graduate of Talladega College, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Management. He went on to obtain his master’s degree in Business Administration at Salem International University in 2011. He entered the Talladega College women’s basketball program in 2009 as an assistant coach. During the 2009-10 season the Lady Tornadoes were the United States Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Division I National Champions. He also helped led the 2013-14 squad to become the GCAC Regular Season Champions. While the assistant coach his teams went 119-66 boasting a .643-win percentage.

In addition to improving the product on the playing floor, Herod has also held his student-athletes to a high standard in the classroom. He has produced 12 GCAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll award recipients. Entering the 2021-2022 season his teams have had a 96 percent graduation rate.


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