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Rob Edmisson
Rob Edmisson
Women's Basketball - Fri, Mar. 30, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY - Missouri Western State has introduced Rob Edmisson as its new women's basketball coach.
Edmisson spent seven years as Oklahoma City University coach, leading the Stars to five Sooner Athletic Conference regular-season championships, five conference tournament titles, seven NAIA Division I tournaments and on March 21, the 2012 national championship.
OCU maintained its perch among the top programs in the country under Edmisson's guidance. The Stars have one of the winningest programs in the NAIA over the past decade.
"We wish Rob Edmisson the best of luck in his new endeavor," Oklahoma City University athletic director Jim Abbott said. "We respect his desire to seek out a position where he could be closer to his family. We will conduct a national search to find the next women's basketball coach at Oklahoma City University."
Interested parties should visit the OCU career opportunities web site by clicking here. Claire Coggins will hold the position of interim coach.
"I'll be forever grateful about the opportunity to coach there at Oklahoma City University and be a part of the success there," Edmisson said. "The relationships professionally and personally I created at OCU will forever be in my heart and my family's hearts as we move on. It's a bittersweet moment because of the joy we had while we were there."
Edmisson's record at OCU was 212-31. Edmisson's overall coaching record in 22 years on all levels is 514-150. Edmisson notched his 200th victory as OCU coach on Feb. 11 at Lubbock Christian (Texas) after recording his 500th career win vs. St. Gregory's on Feb. 4 at Abe Lemons Arena.
While at OCU, Edmisson coached 13 all-Americans, including two-time all-Americans Donica Cosby, Lauren Gober, Alexandra Kotta, Holly Hardin and Chelsea Ledbetter. The 2008, 2010 and 2012 SAC coach of the year, Edmisson has guided 38 all-conference players, including four newcomer of the year award winners, two defensive players of the year, the sportsmanship award winner and three SAC player of the year honorees. Edmisson also mentored the program's first WNBA draftee, Mariam Sy, who was also the NAIA Tournament most valuable player, and six others who turned professional. Off the floor, each player Edmisson has coached at OCU has graduated and four were NAIA scholar-athlete award winners.
In 2011-12, the Stars maintained the No. 1 ranking through much of the season. OCU made its 15th consecutive NAIA Division I Tournament appearance. OCU had six all-league honorees, including the SAC player of the year, Dietra Caldwell, and the co-sportsmanship award winner, Emily Davis.
Before OCU, Edmisson spent three years as an assistant at Oklahoma State. He helped bring in a top-20 recruiting class to OSU which included Big 12 newcomer of the year Nina Stone.
Edmisson was coach at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan. In nine years, Edmisson went 192-89, finish­ing as Jayhawk West Conference runner-up in 1996 and 1998.
Edmisson produced nine all-Americans, 10 all-region picks, 25 all-conference selections and two conference freshmen of the year. Edmisson coached Hutchinson's all-time leading scorer, Cian Carvalho. His teams were just as successful in the classroom, turning out 14 academic All-Americans and main­taining a team GPA of a 3.0 or above from 1993-2002.
Under his direction, the Blue Dragons finished in the top four in the conference each season and were ranked among the NJCAA top 25 six times. Edmisson's squads reached the Region VI playoffs seven times. Statistically, Edmisson's teams ranked in the top 10 in defense six times.
He has coached on two international touring teams. This summer he was assistant coach for the U.S. Jones Cup team. In 1990, he served as an assistant for the NJCAA-USA All-Star Team that won the gold medal during its tour of Taiwan.
As a high school head coach, Edmisson went 110-30 in six seasons at Ellinwood, Kan., and Fairfield, Kan. Edmisson directed Ellinwood (Kan.) High School from 1989-92, finishing as 1992 sub-state runner-up and winning the conference cham­pionship in 1991-92. At Fairfield (Kan.) High School, Edmisson guided the program to its first conference championship.
Edmisson started his coaching career at Doane College (Neb.), serving as an assistant in 1986-87.
Edmisson played at Pratt Community College (Kan.) and was team captain each season. Edmisson was the squad's Most Inspirational Player. Edmisson's alma mater is Bethany (Kan.).
He and his wife, Gina, have two children, Corbin and Cierra.
Rob Edmisson
Year-by-Year Coaching Record
Season                      School                                    W-L          Pct.
1993-94                      Hutchison (Kan.)   18-13        .581
1994-95                      Hutchison (Kan.)   20-11        .645
1995-96                      Hutchison (Kan.)   22-9          .710
1996-97                      Hutchison (Kan.)   19-11        .633
1997-98                      Hutchison (Kan.)   24-8          .750
1998-99                      Hutchison (Kan.)   20-12        .625
1999-2000                  Hutchison (Kan.)   24-8          .750
2000-01                      Hutchison (Kan.)   18-12        .600
2001-02                      Hutchison (Kan.)   27-5          .844
2005-06                      Oklahoma City      32-3          .914
2006-07                      Oklahoma City      27-8          .771
2007-08                      Oklahoma City      28-5          .848
2008-09                      Oklahoma City      31-6          .838
2009-10                      Oklahoma City      32-4          .889
2010-11                      Oklahoma City      27-4          .871
2011-12                      Oklahoma City      35-1          .972
OCU Totals                                                              212-31       .872
College Totals                                                        404-120      .771
High School Totals                                                  110-30        .786
Overall Totals                                                         514-150       .774