Jody Conradt is simply a basketball lifer! She is known for coaching for 31 years at The University of Texas at Austin, but she coached basketball for nearly 50 years professionally at the collegiate level alone. Her ability to be relevant to that many generations of basketball players is remarkable.
But what’s even more impressive is her love for her former players and her ability to dissect the game even now that she has retired from coaching. She is a true living legend, and we are blessed to have her still involved in the game that she loves.
1984 – Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year
1986 – Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year
1998 – Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
1995 – International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame
International Scholar-Athlete Hall of Fame
Texas Women’s Hall of Fame
1997 – Texas Sports Hall of Fame
UT Women’s Athletics Hall of Honor
Carol Eckman Award – Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (1987)
Outstanding Commitment to Women’s Athletics – National Association for Girls and Women in Sports (1991)
Harvey Penick Award for Excellence in the Game of Life – Caritas of Austin (2003)
CASEY Award – Kansas City Sports Association (2004)
Conference Coach of the Year – 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1996, 2003, 2004
National Coach of the Year – 1980, 1984, 1986, 1997, 2003, 2004
Lifetime Achievement Award – 2010 by National Association Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA)
First women’s basketball collegiate coach to reach 700 career victories
Coached first NCAA Division I women’s basketball team to an undefeated season and an NCAA National Championship (1986)
First active women’s basketball collegiate coach (and second overall after trophy namesake Margaret Wade) to be enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
99% graduation rate for the individuals on her teams
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