Jodi Kest

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Jodi Kest (born March 30, 1962)[1] is the head women's basketball coach at the University of Akron. In her first season at Akron, the Zips posted double digit wins for the first time in more than eight years. That included a six-game winning streak, which was the longest in several years. Prior to coaching at Akron, she coached at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. She posted a 73–40 (.646) record there, and was named Independent Coach of the Year in 2003, 2004, and 2005.

In the 2004 season, the Islanders went 23–7, setting school records for wins, and winning percentage. She also served as the head women's basketball coach at Gannon University in Pennsylvania for six seasons. She has a career record of 236–172 (.578) as a college head coach. She has also served as an assistant coach at the University of Maine, Cleveland State University, and the University of Nevada, Reno.

She graduated from Mayfield High School and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.[2]

Coaching Record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi (Independent) (2003–2005)
2003–2004 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 19–9
2004–2005 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 23–7
2005–2006 Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 16–12
University of Akron (Mid-American Conference) (2006–present)
2006–2007 Akron 10–19 3–13
2007–2008 Akron 7–24 2–14
2008-2009 Akron 11–19 6–10
2009–2010 Akron 18–14 11–5
Akron: 46–76 22–42

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 28 Sep 2015. 
  2. ^ Glasier, David. "Mid-American Conference tournament notes: Mayfield grad Jodi Kest turns around Akron women's program". The News-Herald. Retrieved October 24, 2015. 

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