Head Coach Sue Semrau announced the hiring of former Florida State standout Morgan Toles as the team’s assistant coach on July 13, 2020.
Toles spent four seasons with Kent State from 2016-20, mentoring the team’s point guards, serving as the Golden Flashes’ recruiting coordinator and guiding the school to plenty of success.
In the 2019-20 season, Kent State won its second Mid-American Conference East Division Title under Toles, while two of her guards in Megan Carter and Katie Shumate earned All-MAC recognition. Shumate was the first freshman to earn All-MAC honors at Kent State since 2008.
Year after year, Toles found a way to make an enormous difference. In 2018-19, former Kent State player Naddiyah Cross became the first Kent State player to total 100 or more assists in consecutive seasons since 2011.
In 2017, Toles was named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Thirty Under 30 List.
Also in 2017, she helped engineer one of the best turn-arounds in the country when the Golden Flashes clinched their first MAC Division East Title since 2004-05.
Toles, who hails from Fayetteville, Ga., spent two seasons as a student-athlete at Florida State from 2011-13, then three seasons as a student assistant (2013-14) and graduate assistant (2014-16).
In her senior year in 2012-13, she totaled 127 assists to just 54 turnovers (2.4 A/T) while helping FSU to the NCAA Tournament. Her 127 assists in 37 games played is tied for the 18th-most assists in program history.
She is also one of just eight Seminoles to record 10+ assists multiple times in a season, pouring in 10 vs. Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 23, 2012, and adding 10 at Georgia Tech on Jan. 3, 2013.
In her years as a G.A. with the Seminoles, FSU put together its best season in school history with a 32-5 record and an NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2014-15. The Seminoles followed that with a Sweet 16 appearance in 2015-16.