- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) - The head softball coach at Wayne State College is leaving to take a job at South Dakota State University.

Wayne State Director of Athletics Mike Powicki says Krista Wood built a successful program at Wayne State and “is very deserving of her new position” at the Division I level.

Wood spent eight seasons at Wayne State and became the school’s all-time winningest coach posting a 270-154 overall record and a 133-60 mark in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.

Inheriting a program that was losing more than winning, she turned in eight straight winning seasons, a school record, and delivered three NCAA Tournament appearances, Super Regional berth and an NSIC Tournament title.

Powicki says a search for the next head softball coach begins immediately.