Jody Adams to remain head coach for women’s basketball

Jody Adams, Wichita State’s women’s basketball head coach, withdrew her name from the University of Kansas women’s basketball coach search Monday.

“I have decided to stay at Wichita State and continue our winning ways,” Adams said in a statement released by WSU on Monday. “I have great respect for Kansas University, its storied basketball tradition and the remarkable individuals that continue to add to that tradition.

“Understandably, I was honored that Sheahon Zenger (KU’s Athletic Director) considered me to be the head women’s basketball coach at KU. I am extremely proud to be the head women’s basketball coach at Wichita State University and I look forward to continuing my work with our own group of remarkable administrators, coaches, student-athletes and fans.”

Adams will enter her eighth season as the WSU head coach and will continue to add to her total as the winningest women’s coach in Shocker history. She’s led the program to three-straight NCAA tournament appearances, Missouri Valley Conference regular-season titles and MVC Tournament titles.

Adams’ record at WSU stands at 171-91 for a 65.3 winning percentage. Her 29 wins last season set a school record for most wins in a single season for WSU women’s basketball.

“We are glad to hear that Coach Adams has removed herself from consideration for head coaching positions at other institutions,” Athletic Director Eric Sexton said in the statement. “Jody has done a great job to make our program at Wichita State relevant on an annual basis. Our department will continue to support women’s basketball at a championship level as we have in the past. Continuity is always what we desire and this news today is welcome to Shocker Athletics.”

Brandon Schneider, former Stephen F. Austin coach, filled the head coaching vacancy at KU on Tuesday.