Coaching Staff

Kiel Unruh | Assistant Coach

Kiel Unruh will be completing his fourth year as a full-time member of the Emporia State coaching staff in 2018-19, but the 2009 Emporia State graduate is no stranger to Lady Hornet basketball.

A graduate assistant on the Lady Hornets 2010 National Championship team, he spent two years as the video coordinator at Texas Tech.  He handled the Lady Raiders' weekly game preparations in the film room and other administrative duties.

He was an assistant coach at Lincoln in 2012-13 as the Blue Tigers posted back to back ten win seasons for the first time since 2004-05.

Prior to his time at Lincoln he was the Video Coordinator at Stephen F. Austin from 2010-12, handling the editing and breakdown of the Ladyjacks' opponents and practice film. He also coached the guards at SFA, and helped the Ladyjacks reach the finals of the 2012 Southland Conference tournament and ultimately a postseason bid in the WBI Tournament.

He went to SFA after spending one year as a GA and three years as a student assistant with the Lady Hornets. He assisted with Emporia State’s recruiting and worked as the position coach for the guards in addition to serving as the team's video and travel coordinator. The Lady Hornets were 101-27 during his tenure, winning the MIAA regular season title in 2008 and 2009 before claiming the 2010 NCAA Division II National Championship.

Unruh graduated from Emporia State in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and earned a Master's Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science from Stephen F. Austin in 2012.