Retirement of a Legend

Having mulled retirement for some time, Jody Conradt finally decided it was time to step down. She did so in 2007 after a 31-year coaching career and 9 year stint as Director of Women’s Athletics at UT. Conradt ended with a 900-306 record overall (783-245 at Texas), which sits second all-time, trailing only Pat Summit, on the Division I victory list.


“Jody is an icon in the women’s game. The program she has built at the University of Texas is a model for programs all across the nation. The footprints she leaves will always be an important part of our history. I personally consider her a mentor and friend, and she has always been a classy competitor. Her 900 wins point to the fact that she is one of the best that has ever coached this game.” -Former Texas Tech Head Coach, Marsha Sharp


“She’s an icon in women’s basketball. Nine hundred wins is mind-boggling. As great a coach as she is, she’s an even better person. I’ve admired her and the job she’s done. I’m happy for her she’s retiring and moving on, but our game will miss her. I only have the ultimate respect and admiration for her.” – Stanford Head Coach, Tara VanDerveer


“What I’ve learned from Jody Conradt is how she carries herself after defeats and after victories.” – Baylor Head Coach Kim Mulkey


“Jody has been just a remarkable role model for so many. She was sort of a shining light for me as I became a college coach and was one of the people I called upon for ‘How do you do this?’ and ‘When do you this?’ and ‘What do you do?’ ” – Oklahoma Head Coach, Sherri Coale


“I think they (Texas) established something that every other coach in America wanted to build.” – Connecticut Head Coach, Geno Auriemma


Photo credit: Susan Allen Sigmon, UT Athletics