Mittie Agrees to Contract Extension at TCU
Sept. 13, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas – TCU director of intercollegiate athletics Chris Del Conte announced Thursday a contract extension for women’s basketball coach Jeff Mittie.
“Jeff Mittie has become synonymous with TCU women's basketball," Del Conte said. "With the arrival of a nationally-ranked recruiting class, our Big 12 membership and hopeful renovations on the horizon soon for the Daniel-Meyer Coliseum, we believe there's great momentum in our women's basketball program under Coach Mittie's leadership. We're excited to have an extension in place for Coach Mittie. He is a perfect fit for TCU."
Now entering his 14th season at TCU, Mittie has established the Horned Frogs as one of the nation’s top programs. He has guided the program to winning seasons in each of his 13 years, while taking TCU to 11 postseason tournaments, including nine NCAA Tournament berths. During his tenure, the Frogs have won six conference championships, while Mittie has been named conference coach of the year five times.
“I would like to thank Chancellor Boschini and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Chris Del Conte for their continued support and contract extension,” Mittie said. “TCU and Fort Worth are the ideal combination for me and my family. I appreciate the opportunity to lead our women’s basketball program into this new era. I’d also like to thank my staff and players for all of their hard work. I’m eager to get this team on the floor in our inaugural Big 12 season. “
Since his arrival in Fort Worth, Mittie has compiled a 276-140 (.663) record, while exceeding the win total the program accomplished in the first 22 seasons of existence. Mittie's 276 victories account for 57 percent of the school's wins in 35 seasons of basketball.
Overall, Mittie has been a head coach for 20 seasons, compiling a 427-199 (.682) record. He ranks in the top-40 in winning percentage among all active coaches nationally and in the top-25 among head coaches with at least 15 years experience. Mittie also ranks in the top-50 on the NCAA's all-time list in terms of winning percentage by coaches with a minimum of 10 years experience.
Mittie and his family’s ties to TCU run deep as his wife, Shanna, has three degrees from the university, including her doctorate. She is currently a research scientist within the Institute of Child Development. His daughter, Logan, is a sophomore on the women’s basketball team and a communications major.
The 2012-13 women’s basketball squad will begin competition this winter in the Big 12. The conference is arguably the top conference in the nation and has produced the last two NCAA champions.