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Oklahoma State’s Jacie Hoyt Earns Contract Extension

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Oklahoma State Cowgirls head coach Jacie Hoyt has been awarded a contract extension, it was announced Friday. The Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents approved the move, making it official.

“When we hired Coach Hoyt, we were confident that she was the right person to return Cowgirl Basketball to being competitive in the Big 12 and nationally,” said Oklahoma State University Athletic Director Chad Weiberg. “After one season, she is ahead of schedule and we look forward to the future under her leadership.”

 

In that first season, Hoyt directed the Cowgirls to a 12-win turnaround, which stands as one of the Top 10 nationally during the 2022-23 campaign. After winning only nine games in 2021-22, her Cowgirls won five more games than that alone (14) at Gallager-Iba Arena. That, by the way, stands as the highest home court win total for the program since 2017-18.

Oklahoma State finished with a 21-12 overall record, including a 10-8 mark in the Big 12 Conference. That win total tied the school record under a first-year head coach, as the Cowgirls advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Speaking of which, Hoyt became the first head coach in program history to lead the Cowgirls to the Big Dance in his or her first year at the helm.

Picked to finish way down in ninth in the conference’s preseason poll, Oklahoma State placed fourth with its double-digit victories. It included a season-highlighting six-game winning streak at one point, which served as the Cowgirls’ longest in the league since 2016.

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