Wichita State women’s basketball coach Jody Adams will interview for the job at Kansas on Thursday as one of three finalists, according to the Lawrence Journal-World.
Adams is 147-79 in seven seasons at WSU and led the Shockers to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances and Missouri Valley Conference regular-season and tournament titles.
“Coach Adams has kept us informed,” said Becky Endicott, WSU senior associate athletic director. “This isn’t the first opportunity she’s had and probably won’t be the last. We’ll see what happens.”
Last spring, Adams was involved in Minnesota’s search for a coach and was one of three finalists at Arkansas.
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In July, Adams signed a contract that paid her $221,772 annually on a five-year rollover basis. It includes a $70,000 buyout owed by Adams if she leaves for another college.
An annuity in the contract calls for Adams to receive $400,000 at the end of the 2018-19 season. The deal also calls for Adams and WSU to negotiate a second annuity by the start of the 2016-17 season.
She is guaranteed her salary will go up by $20,000 yearly, plus at least 4 percent of her base salary.
KU is replacing Bonnie Henrickson, fired after 11 seasons.
According to the Journal-World, Stephen F. Austin coach Brandon Schneider, formerly at Emporia State, and Arkansas-Little Rock coach Joe Foley are also finalists.