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Brandon Schneider Signs Contract Extension with Kansas

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Kansas women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider signed a contract extension with the Jayhawks, just days after being named the Big 12 Women’s Coach of the Year.

Kansas announced that the four-year extension will keep Schneider with the program through the 2025-26 season.

Schneider has put together his best performance in his seven-year stint in Lawrence, with Kansas preparing to face Oklahoma in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament on Friday and pointed toward an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time in his tenure.

 

“It has been a process getting to the point where we are but building things the right way doesn’t always happen as quickly as you would like,” Schneider said via a press release. “We tried to stay the course and stay true to the values and pillars of our program, knowing that one day we would build something that could be very sustainable. We want Kansas Women’s Basketball to be a program that this university and this community can be proud of for a very long time.”

Kansas finished 20-8 and 11-7 in Big 12 action. This is the first time the Jayhawks have finished with 20 or more wins in the regular season since 1999-2000, and it is the program’s first 20-win season of any kind in nearly 10 years.

Three of Schneider’s players earned places on the All-Big 12 team, including guard Holly Kersgieter, who was named to the second team on the Heartland College Sports All-Big 12 Team.

Kersgieter was on the Big 12 coaches’ first team, while Zakiyah Franklin and Taiyanna Jackson earned honorable mention. Jackson also earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Defensive Team.

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