Wayne State College

Krista Wood

Inducted: 2019

Krista Unger Wood spent eight seasons as head softball coach at Wayne State College (2007-2014). She inherited a program that was 10-34 and turned Wayne State into a NSIC and Central Region contender, leading the Wildcats to a 270-154 overall mark and 133-60 in NSIC games. Wood led WSC to eight straight winning seasons (a school record) and three NCAA Tournament appearances with one NSIC Tournament title, one regional title and one appearance in the Super Regionals. Wood led WSC to the NCAA Tournament in 2009 (41-21), 2010 (43-14) and 2011 (37-17). Her 2010 team won the NSIC Conference Tournament for the first time in school history, hosted the Central Regional for the first time and won going 3-0, which led to a trip to the NCAA Super Regionals in Denver, Colorado against Metro State. While at WSC, Unger Wood coached one All-American, six All-Region players and 15 All-NSIC performers. Under Wood, WSC had five years of 30 or more wins including two years with 40 or more wins. The four best seasons in WSC softball history happened with Wood as coach. Krista currently serves as head softball coach at South Dakota State and resides in Brookings with her husband Alex and son Braxton. Krista Wood was inducted into the Wayne State Athletic Hall of Fame on October 5, 2019.