Indiana Announces Contract Extension for Women's Basketball Coach Felisha Legette-Jack
July 26, 2011
Bloomington, Ind. -- Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass has announced that women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has agreed to a two-year contract extension.
Coach Jack's previous contract would have concluded after the 2012-13 season. Her new contract is for two additional years thru the 2014-15 campaign. In addition, Jack will receive a $5,000 increase each year in base salary and $5,000 in marketing income each year, the same rate as in the previous agreement.
"I couldn't be more pleased that Felisha has agreed to this new contract with its extended terms," Glass said. "I have a high degree of confidence in her ability to succeed here, and I believe that this will simply be the first of many extensions we sign together."
In five seasons at Indiana, Legette-Jack has led Indiana to three postseason appearances, winning 18 games or more in each of those seasons, and tied a school record with 21 wins in 2008-09. She guided the Hoosiers to two non-conference tournament titles, including the 2006 Women's Sports Foundation Classic and the 2008 Hilton Concord Classic and led IU to the program's second-biggest upset over a top-5 team with a 67-62 win over then-No. 4 Ohio State on Jan. 31, 2010.
During her tenure, Indiana has defeated a ranked opponent on five different occasions, most recently topping No. 19 Nebraska during the inaugural Big Ten/Big 12 Women's Basketball Challenge in 2010, snapping a 37-game regular season win streak for the Huskers.
In addition, 21 of her players have earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, including six this past year. In 2009, Whitney Thomas was named the Big Ten Medal of Honor winner in 2009, the first time an IU women's basketball player had ever earned that recognition.
"I've been blessed with the opportunity to be the head women's basketball coach at Indiana University for five years now, and I'm excited to be able to continue that journey leading this program," Legette-Jack said. "Hoosier Nation has embraced my family, and I can't wait to keep building this program with student-athletes that represent Indiana with great character, who are excellent academically and bring excitement to the basketball court to create a winning tradition."
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