Mittie to Host WBB Coaching Academy

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie and his staff will host a two-day, five session K-State Women’s Basketball Coaching Academy on October 24 and 25 in the Basketball Training Facility and Bramlage Coliseum.

The two-day academy will feature access to two live K-State women’s basketball practices, a film presentation by Mittie, a defensive strategies lecture by Associate Head Coach Brian Ostermann, special guest sessions with former professional and collegiate men’s basketball coach Andy Stoglin and player development analyst Tony Swindle, a K-State football viewing party and social.

The cost of the two-day academy is $75, which includes four meals and Jeff Mittie’s Zone Defensive Series DVD.

To register for the K-State Women’s Basketball Coaching Academy, contact Director of Basketball Administration Katie Bell at kbell@kstatesports.com or at (785) 532-6970. Special hotel rates and a shuttle are available upon registration. Deadline for the hotel rates is October 5.

Mittie has achieved an overall record of 473-248 (.656) in his 23 years as a head coach, which includes stops at Missouri Western, Arkansas State, TCU and K-State. His .656 career winning percentage ranks among the top 50 among active Division I head coaches and 20th among active coaches with 20 or more years of experience.

In Mittie’s first year with the Wildcats in 2014-15, Kansas State finished with a 19-14 overall record and appeared in the program’s fifth Postseason WNIT and the 18th overall postseason bid. The eight win improvement from the 2013-14 season is the third largest win improvement from one season to the next in program history. The Wildcats registered a 7-11 mark in Big 12 play and tied for seventh in the league standings, which marked the most wins in league play since the 2011-12 season.

For the 2015-16 season, K-State returns eight letter winners from the 2014-15 squad. The Wildcats will be led into the 2015-16 season by 2015 All-Big 12 Second Team selection and Big 12 All-Defensive Team honoree Breanna Lewis (11.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 2.9 bpg), junior guard Kindred Wesemann (8.0 ppg, 2.6 apg) and senior guard Bri Craig (6.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg). Overall, K-State returns 61 percent of its scoring, 70 percent of its rebounding and 63 percent of its assists.

In addition to the returning letter winners, Kansas State welcomes in six newcomers for the 2015-16 season including: senior guard Megan Deines (Springfield, Missouri), sophomore Kaylee Page (Wamego, Kansas) and freshmen guards Kayla Goth (DeForest, Wisconsin) and Anna Hammaker (Knoxville, Tennessee), freshman forward Lanie Page (Wamego, Kansas) and freshman center Cheyenne Hooper (Knoxville, Tennessee).

K-State’s 2015-16 home schedule features 19 home games including: two exhibition games, eight non-conference games and nine Big 12 contests. K-State women’s basketball season tickets for the 2015-16 season are available now for purchase. For more information on season ticket packages for the Wildcats’ 19-game home schedule, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office by calling 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.