Jody Adams signs contract to stay at Wichita State

Sports Editor

Wichita State women’s basketball coach Jody Adams is not going anywhere; she will be leading the Shocker women for the next five years.

Adams extended her contract through 2019, including an annuity, a five-year rolling term appointment, salary increases for her and her staff and rewards for more success and longevity Tuesday.

“I am extremely pleased to extend Jody Adams’ contract through 2019, which includes a long list of incentives based on performance,” athletic director Eric Sexton said. “She is an excellent coach and mentor and represents WSU and the Wichita community in a first-class way. The Shocker women’s basketball program is in great hands.”

Sexton said Adams is committed to developing players who are role models in the community, as well as continuing success on the court. Adams pushes her players to be active in the community and reach out to fans.

“It is our effort in this contract amendment to show our commitment to her and her leadership of this outstanding program,” Sexton said.

In her sixth season at WSU, Adams coached the 2013-14 Shockers to their second straight Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and post-season titles. The team collected a school-record 26 wins and earned a berth into the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row.

“I’m very honored and excited to continue to be Wichita State’s head women’s basketball coach,” Adams said. “The commitment that Wichita State has made to me, my staff and our program speaks volumes. I look forward to the partnership and the journey for years to come.”

The Shockers also earned the program’s first ever national ranking, entering the USA Today Top 25 Coaches Poll at No. 24. WSU had the best start to the conference season in program history (12-0) and did not lose a game in December or January.

The team scored the most points as a team in Shocker history with 2,346 and led the MVC in scoring offense, scoring margin and field goal percentage. Adams said the Shocker women’s basketball continued to be defensive, leading the conference in scoring defense, steals and turnover margin.