Women's Basketball Assistant Todd Corman Makes Head Coaching Move
Aug. 17, 2004
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State women's basketball assistant coach Todd Corman will be leaving the Beaver staff after accepting a head coaching position at Concordia University in Irvine, CA, on Tuesday.'This is a great opportunity for Todd and his family to be near his parents in Los Angeles and for him to pursue his dream of being head coach and running his own program,' said OSU head coach Judy Spoelstra. 'He's done an exceptional job during his three years here and he and his family will be missed.' In his three seasons on staff at Oregon State, Corman helped guide the Beavers to three straight Women's National Invitation Tournament appearances, including a trip to the quarterfinals in 2004.'This is a great opportunity for me not only to be a head coach again, but to move closer to my family and my wife's family,' said Corman. 'One of the greater influences on taking this job was to be a head coach at a university that has a strong mission statement and a real strong sense of values and moral character in its student-athletes, which is something that I'm looking forward to being a part of.'Prior to coming to OSU, Corman served as head coach at Albertson College for six seasons, where he led the Coyotes to three NAIA national tournament appearances and his 2001 squad finished as runner-up in the National Championship game.'This was a hard decision,' said Corman. 'I've cherished my time here at Oregon State and have really felt part of a family. This coaching staff has been very, very close - it's more than a business, it's really a lifestyle, and I'm going to miss everybody.'It's been very much of a family scenario, something that we preach to the kids when we recruit them here, and I felt like we portrayed that in real life here as a coaching staff.'