K-State, women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie agree to contract extension

Kansas State head coach Jeff Mittie directs his team against Baylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big 12 women's conference tournament in Oklahoma City, Sunday, March 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Kansas State and women's basketball coach Jeff Mittie have agreed to a two-year contract extension, KSU athletics director Gene Taylor announced on Friday.

Mittie's contract will now run through the 2023-2024 season. According to K-State, this was unanimously approved by the K-State Athletics, Inc., Board of Directors.

"I want to thank president Myers, director of athletics Gene Taylor and deputy athletic director Jill Shields for their support of our program," Mittie said. "I also want to thank my staff and players for their work in continuing to elevate our program. My family and I are blessed to be at Kansas State and a part of this great community."

"Coach Mittie and his staff have done an outstanding job with our women's basketball program," Taylor said in a release. "He conducts his program with integrity and class and is widely respected across the nation as a leader and basketball coach. Coming off last season's NCAA Tournament appearance, this extension allows Coach Mittie and his staff to build upon their success over the next five years."

That NCAA Tournament berth last season marked the fifth straight year of postseason play for Kansas State, making Mittie just the second head coach in program history to accomplish that feat. Those include three NCAA Tournament appearances. K-State went 21-12 last year and lost its first-round NCAA Tournament game to Michigan.

Mittie enters his sixth season in Manhattan with an overall record of 100-66 as KSU's head coach. He is the fourth K-State women's basketball head coach to reach the 100-win mark and ranks fourth in program history for career wins with the Wildcats.