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Petree to become head women’s basketball coach at Morehead State

Petree spent last season as the head coach at Gulf Coast College (JUCO) in Panama City, Florida.
Cayla Petree spent last season at Gulf Coast College.
Cayla Petree spent last season at Gulf Coast College.(KLBK)
Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 7:25 PM EDT
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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WKYT) - Cayla Petree has been hired as the new head women’s basketball coach at Morehead State.

Petree spent last season as the head coach at Gulf Coast State College (JUCO) in Panama City, Florida. She led the Commodores to a 12-10 overall record, 8-8 in Panhandle play. The Commodores earned the No. 15 national seed at the NJCAA National Tournament.

Prior to her one season with Gulf Coast, she spent five seasons as the head coach at South Plains College near Lubbock, Texas. Petree finished 127-36 in those five seasons. She replaces Greg Todd at Morehead State, who left for the same position at EKU.

“I am extremely excited to lead this Division I program. It’s been a goal of mine for probably the last 25 years, and Morehead State is the perfect opportunity. I am so grateful,” said Petree. “I feel like Jaime (Gordon) and I have similar visions for what MSU can be. He is very culture-oriented and student-athlete experience driven, and so am I.”

“I am excited to welcome Coach Petree to the Morehead State family. While she has an extraordinary track record of success on the court, her commitment to the complete development of her student-athletes is inspiring,” said Director of Athletics Jaime Gordon. “Our fans will relate to her passion and love for the game and find her engaging and approachable. Her energy is contagious, and I look forward to what the future of Morehead State Basketball has in store.”

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