South Laurel High School has named Tod Windlan as its next Head Girls Basketball Coach

Coach Windlan is a native of Anderson, Indiana with 20 years of head coaching experience (including 18 seasons as a girls’ head coach) and tremendous success at several schools in the state.  He has an overall record of 250-160 for an overall .610 winning percentage.

Coach Windlan’s teams have won numerous sectional, regional, and semi-state championships.  His 2013 team was the class 3A state runners-up at Hamilton Heights, and Coach Windlan was named the ICGSA Class 3A Coach of the Year.  His teams at Carmel High School won three consecutive sectional championships from 2016-2018.  

29 players under Coach Windlan have gone on to play collegiately in the Big Ten, Big East, ACC, MAC, Missouri Valley, and Big 12 conferences among others.  He coached 2018 Indiana Miss Basketball Amy Dilk and Indiana All-Star team members Dakota Weatherford in 2013 and Tomi Taiwo in 2018.  Windlan also coached more recent Indiana All-Star team members Jasmine McWilliams (2020), Bridget Dunn (2021), and Kate Clarke (2022). 

Coach Windlan played golf for Purdue University and graduated in 1984. He has three children:  Kennedy, Sydney, and Karsten.

Coach Windlan:  “South Laurel High School is among the elite programs in Kentucky and it is both an honor and privilege to be named its head girls’ basketball coach. Competing against the best teams and coaches in the state of Kentucky and playing in a one-class system are among the things I’m most looking forward to. We want to add more district, region, and state championships to this storied program!  I look forward to meeting the players, parents, and community soon. Go Lady Cards!”

Principal Dr. Jeremy Kidd: “On behalf of South Laurel High School, I am thrilled to welcome Coach Windlan as our new Head Girls’ Basketball Coach. Coach Windlan’s exceptional basketball record speaks for itself, with a proven track record of developing next-level talent. His commitment to fostering academic excellence is a perfect fit for our values here at South Laurel High School. Coach Windlan’s leadership throughout his coaching career is evident not just by the number of wins and losses but also by the character displayed by current and former players. We are excited to see him take the helm of our historic championship program. We look forward to an exciting new era of South Laurel Girls’ Basketball under his leadership.” 

Athletic Director Jep Irwin: “Coach Windlan has an excellent record of sustained success at multiple schools in Indiana. He came highly recommended as a strong leader of character whose teams play extremely hard and are well-coached.  We could not be more excited for our current players and the future of our program under his leadership.”