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Jody Conradt

The Personal Touch

Conradt is known for her personal touch when recruiting players and for her success in building an enthusiastic fan base. She scoured Texas high schools personally to find the best players, learned about their programs, and interacted with players and coaches on a personal level. For the fans, Conradt used her visibility and charismatic personality to increase attendance at games. Growing to hundreds then thousands, fans liked what they were seeing and kept coming back.


1941 Born May 13 in Goldthwaite, Texas
1955-59 Attended Goldthwaite High School
1963 Earned bachelor's degree in physical education at Baylor University
1963 Taught at Waco Midway High School
1969 Earned master's degree
1969-73 Head basketball coach Sam Houston State (Huntsville, TX)
1973-76 Coached University of Texas at Arlington
1976 Becomes head coach of University of Texas at Austin
1982 Joins National Collegiate Athletic Association
1986 Leads Texas to the NCAA title with a 34-0 record
1992 Becomes University of Texas Women's Athletic Director
2001 Resigns as UT Women's Athletic Director
2001 Recognized by Texas State Senate for her 1,000th game

Conradt's continued success fueled the excitement. In 1986, Texas had grown into one of the finest teams in basketball and proved it by winning the NCAA national championship with a record 34-0, the first unbeaten season in NCAA women's history. Conradt led her team to the 1986 and 1987 Final Four.

The year 1987 was a busy one, as Conradt not only received the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's Carol Eckman Award, but also managed the US team to a gold medal at the 1987 Pan American Games. By 1990, she would dominate the Southwest Conference by winning 183 consecutive league games during the twelve-year stretch since 1978, one of the longest win streaks for any sport in college history.

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