Jeff Mittie

MITTIE'S CAREER RECORD
• 533-289 (.648) - 27th season in 2018-19; fifth season at K-State, 79-54 (.594)

MITTIE'S TROPHY CASE
• 2017 KBCA Women's Basketball Coach of the Year
• 2016 Missouri Western Distinguished Alumni Award
• 2010 Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year
• 2002 Conference USA Coach of the Year
• 2001 WAC Coach of the Year
• 1995 MIAA Coach of the Year
• 1994 MIAA Coach of the Year
• 2010 Mountain West Conference Regular Season Champions
• 2005 Conference USA Tournament Champions
• 2003 Conference USA Tournament Champions
• 2002 Conference USA Regular Season Champions
• 2001 WAC Regular Season & Tournament Champions
• 1995 MIAA Regular Season & Tournament Champions
• 1994 MIAA Regular Season Champions

MITTIE'S COACHING EXPERIENCE
• Head Coach, Kansas State (2014-present; 79-54, .594)
• Head Coach, TCU (1999-2014; 303-176, .633)
• Head Coach, Arkansas State (1995-99; 75-42, .641)
• Head Coach, Missouri Western (1992-95; 76-17, .817)

EDUCATION
• B.S. Sport Management, Missouri Western, 1989
• M.S. Sports Management, U.S. Sports Academy, 1992

MITTIE BY THE NUMBERS
• .648 - Career winning percentage
•  4 - Associated Press All-Americans
•  5 - Conference Coach of the Year awards
•  9 - League titles in four different conferences
•  19 - Postseason appearances
•  25 - Winning seasons in 26 years as a head coach
•  51 - Academic All-Conference selections
•  59 - All-Conference selections
•  533 - Career wins


Jeff Mittie, one of the winningest active coaches in NCAA Division I with more than 500 career wins, 19 postseason appearances, nine conference titles and five conference coach of the year honors in 26 years of coaching, enters his fifth season at the helm of the K-State program in 2018-19.

Mittie, introduced as the ninth head women’s basketball coach in K-State history before the 2014-15 season, has achieved an overall record of 533-289 (.648) in his previous 26 years as a head coach, including a 79-54 (.594) record at K-State in four seasons. His .648 career winning percentage ranks among the top-50 active Division I head coaches and 22nd among active coaches with 20 or more years experience.

Mittie has averaged 21 wins and 10 losses per season and experienced only one losing season in his 26 years of head coaching. Nineteen times Mittie has advanced his teams to either the NCAA or WNIT Tournaments, in which he has a combined record of 20-17.

In the 2017-18 season, K-State achieved the 15th postseason appearance in the last 17 seasons with a WNIT run to the third round.

On the way to the WNIT, the Wildcats carded one of the top offensive seasons in the last 15 years as K-State averaged 68.0 points per game and scored a total of 2,313 points which were both the most since the 2005-06 season.

The Wildcats also continued to stake their reputation on defense. K-State blocked 160 shots in the 2017-18 season, which ranked third in program history. Kansas State also pocketed 294 steals during the season, which is the fourth straight season with over 275 steals.

In total, K-State registered a combined 454 blocks and steals in the 2017-18 season. This was the second time under Mittie that K-State has registered a combined 450 or more blocks and steals in a season. The 2017-18 season total of 454 ranks fourth in program history.

Off the floor, Mittie’s charges earned several postseason honors including: Kayla Goth with a 2018 All-Big 12 Second Team, Peyton Williams as a 2018 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention, Rachel Ranke as a member of the 2018 Big 12 All-Freshman Team and Shaelyn Martin as a recipient of the 2018 CoSIDA All-America Second Team.

Kansas State concluded the 2016-17 season with 23 wins, the most since the 2008-09 season. The Wildcats made the 15th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and advanced a round in the tournament for the 11th time. Mittie was the first women’s basketball coach in school history to guide the program to two NCAA Tournament appearances in their first three seasons.

This was the 15th 20-win season for Mittie in his 25 seasons as a head coach. The 23 victories were the most for a Mittie coached team since he guided TCU to 23 wins during the 2007-08 season. He has tallied 24 winning seasons in his 25 years as a head coach. The NCAA Tournament appearance for Mittie was the 18th postseason trip for one of his programs, including his fourth straight.

The Wildcats registered an 11-7 mark in the Big 12 and a fourth-place finish in the league. The 11 wins were the most since K-State won the Big 12 in 2007-08. This was the third straight season under Mittie that K-State improved its league win total from one season to the next.

During the 2016-17 season, Mittie achieved a milestone as he recorded the 500th win of his career with a 70-57 win at Omaha on December 4, 2016. Mittie owns a career mark of 515-273 (.654), including a 61-38 (.616) record in his three seasons at Kansas State. He reached the 50-win mark in his 81st career game at Kansas State with a 68-54 win over Texas Tech on January 7, 2017. He is the fifth K-State women’s basketball head coach to achieve 50 or more victories.

Mittie mentored several players to postseason honors in the 2016-17 season. Heading the list were 2017 All-Big 12 First Team honorees, Breanna Lewis and Kindred Wesemann.

In addition to earning her second straight All-Big 12 First Team citation, Lewis garnered 2017 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region 3 honors, the first for the program since the 2012-13 season. Lewis reached the 400-point, 225-rebound mark for the second straight season with 471 points (13.9 ppg) and 280 rebounds (8.2 rpg).

In addition to rebounds, she led the Wildcats in a number of statistical categories, including: field goals made and field goal percentage (205-of-367; .559), blocked shots (59, 1.7 bpg) and double-doubles (9). She ranked 12th in the Big 12 in scoring, third in field goal percentage, fourth in rebounding and sixth in blocked shots.

Lewis, who is the only player in program history to be named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team, earned her third straight league defensive honor by anchoring one of the Big 12’s top defenses in the 2016-17 season. She was responsible for 41.3 percent of K-State’s blocked shots and set the school recordfor blocked shots in a three-year span with 238.

In mid-April, Lewis was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings. Lewis was the first WNBA selection during Mittie’s tenure at Kansas State.

In the 2016-17 season, Wesemann earned All-Big 12 First Team honors for the first time in her career by averaging a career-high 13.9 points per game (474 points) and buried a career-high 90 three-pointers on 256 attempts. Her 90 connections from beyond the arc ranked 23rd in the nation and the most by any player in the Big 12 this season. Over the last two seasons, Wesemann has made 175 three-point field goals, the most of any player in the league during this time.

In late-March, Wesemann represented Kansas State at the 29th Annual State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-point Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. Wesemann captured both the Marines Women’s 3-Point Contest title and the Shoe Carnival Battle of the Champions 3-Point crown.

In addition to the strong efforts on the court, Mittie’s team was also solid in the classroom. The Wildcats tied for the league lead on the 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Teams with eight honorees including seven on the first team. Shaelyn Martin garnered College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA) Academic All-District VII honors, the program’s first recipient since the 2010-11 season.

The Wildcats have also been solid in the classroom during Mittie’s first three seasons, charting an APR score of 996 in the latest report. K-State has garnered 19 Academic All-Big 12 selections including 16 first team selections under Mittie’s watch.

In the 2015-16 season, the Wildcats were selected for the 14th NCAA Tournament appearance and first since the 2011-12 season. K-State ended the season with a 19-13 overall record, which included a 56-51 win over George Washington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Kansas State’s defense continued to shine in the 2015-16 season, while the Wildcats’ offensive numbers also rose.  K-State blocked 157 shots a season ago, which ranks fourth in school history. The Wildcats led the Big 12 in steals per game with 9.0 (289 steals).

On offense, K-State averaged 64.4 points per game which was the highest scoring average for the program since the 2007-08 season. The Wildcats drained 218 three-pointers during the 2015-16 season and ranked third in the league in 3-point field goals per game (6.8). This was the first time since the 2012-13 season that K-State made 200 or more 3-point field goals in a season.

For their efforts on the floor in 2015-16, Lewis was named K-State’s first All-Big 12 First Team selection since the 2012-13 season and tallied her second straight All-Big 12 Defensive Team honor. Joining Lewis was Kindred Wesemann who was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team after her career year.

In his first season in Manhattan in 2014-15, Mittie guided the program to an overall record of 19-14 and a second round appearance in the Postseason WNIT. The eight-win improvement from the previous season was the third highest improvement from one season to the next in program history. Mittie opened his K-State tenure with 10 wins in the first 11 games, becoming the second coach in program history to begin his or her tenure with 10 wins in 11 games (Judy Akers, 1968-69).

Mittie helped reshape K-State’s defense in his first season, as the Wildcats finished the season ranked 44th in the nation in scoring defense (58.2 ppg allowed), 12th in steals (11.3 spg) and 42nd in blocked shots (4.7 bpg). K-State’s defense ranked first in the Big 12 in steals, second in scoring defense and third in blocked shots.

The Wildcats registered the second-most steals in program history with 374 steals in 2014-15. In addition to the 374 steals, K-State blocked 156 shots which marked the ninth time in school history that K-State blocked 100 or more shots in a season and was the fourth-most in program history for blocks in a season.

K-State was recognized for its quick turnaround, as Breanna Lewis was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team and Ashia Woods was named an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recipient. In addition to her All-Big 12 honor, Lewis became the first player in program history to be selected to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team, as she shattered the school record for blocks in a season with a career-high 97 and set a career-high with 50 steals.

Under Mittie, Kansas State has ranked among the top-25 in the nation in attendance as the Wildcats were 21st in the nation in average attendance in 2015-16 and 18th in total attendance.    

K-State was recognized for its quick turnaround, as Breanna Lewis was named to the All-Big 12 Second Team and Ashia Woods was named an All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recipient. In addition to her All-Big 12 honor, Lewis became the first player in program history to be selected to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team, as she shattered the school record for blocks in a season with a career-high 97 and set a career-high with 50 steals.

Under Mittie, Kansas State has ranked among the top-25 in the nation in attendance as the Wildcats were 21st in the nation in average attendance in 2015-16 and 18th in total attendance. K-State’s season ticket numbers have increased incrementally in the first two season of Mittie’s tenure, including a 413-percent increase in first-day season ticket renewals prior to the 2015-16 season.

At TCU, Mittie compiled a 303-175 (.634) record while exceeding the win total the program accomplished in the first 22 seasons of existence. Prior to Mittie’s arrival, TCU owned a 208-402 (.340) mark. He recorded his milestone 300th victory at TCU on Feb. 19, 2014.

Mittie has received a number of accolades during his coaching career including: 2010 Mountain West Coach of the Year, 2002 Conference USA Coach of the Year, 2001 WAC Coach of the Year and 1994 and 1995 MIAA Coach of the Year. He has also led his programs to nine conference titles.

In addition to personal honors, Mittie has mentored several of his players who have reached the WNBA (Sandora Irvin and Adrianne Ross) or played overseas (Ebony Gilliam, Helena Sverrisdottir, Antoinette Thompson), been honored as an All-American, earned conference player of the year awards, all-league citations and academic all-conference awards. During his time with TCU, Mittie coached 10 of the 12 members of the school’s 1,000-point club and five of the nine members of the 500-rebound club.

Mittie’s teams are known for playing a stifling defense. TCU was the Big 12’s top scoring defense and ranked 23rd in the nation in 2013-14, by holding opponents to just 58.1 points per game. Mittie’s 2013-14 squad also paced the Big 12 in steals per game (9.9) and ranked 28th in the nation in the category.

The Horned Frogs finished 22nd in the nation in defensive field goal percentage (.363) and were the top shot-blocking team in the Big 12 and finished seventh in the nation in the category at 6.1 per game. This was the third consecutive season TCU finished among the top-30 in the country in blocked shots per game, including a pair of top-10 rankings in 2011-12 and 2013-14.

Prior to his tenure at TCU, Mittie pieced together a 75-42 (.641) mark in his four campaigns at Arkansas State, posting a pair of 20-win seasons and winning 17 or more contests in each of his four years with the Lady Indians. Twice his teams topped the Sun Belt Conference in grade point average as well.

Before taking over the Arkansas State program, Mittie fashioned a 76-17 (.817) mark in three years as head coach at Missouri Western. In 1995, Mittie guided the school to a remarkable 31-3 slate, which included a 15-1 conference record, and he led the club to the Division II Final Four. That squad finished the season ranked No. 3 nationally and captured both the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season and tournament championships. For his efforts, he was tabbed league and district Coach of the Year, and was among eight finalists for the national honor.

Mittie garnered league Coach of the Year honors for the first time in his career in 1994 when his Griffons posted a 29-3 overall and 16-0 league record and captured the MIAA regular-season title. His club also made a trip to the NCAA Elite Eight. Before assuming the head coaching duties, Mittie served one season as assistant basketball and baseball coach at the school.

A native of Blue Springs, Missouri, Mittie earned his undergraduate degree in sports management from Missouri Western in 1989 and his master’s in sports management from the United States Sports Academy in Mobile, Ala., in 1992. During the fall of 2016, Mittie received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Missouri Western.

Mittie and his wife, Dr. Shanna Mittie, who is a native of Junction City, Kansas, and a graduate of Chapman High School, are the proud parents of three children, daughters Logan and Madison and son Jordan. Logan serves as a high school coach in Texas, while Jordan plays football at K-State and Madison plays women’s basketball for Fort Hays State.