Original article (Jacie Hoyt Receives Contract Extension) on Oklahoma State University’s athletic website okstate.com.
Oklahoma State has extended the contract for Cowgirl basketball head coach Jacie Hoyt, it was announced today following approval by the Oklahoma State University/A&M Board of Regents.
“When we hired Coach Hoyt, we were confident that she was the right person to return Cowgirl Basketball to being competitive in the Big 12 and nationally,” OSU Athletic Director Chad Weiberg said. “After one season, she is ahead of schedule and we look forward to the future under her leadership.”
The Cowgirls won 21 games and reached the NCAA Tournament in Hoyt’s first season. The win total matched the program record under a first-year head coach. Additionally, Hoyt became the first head coach to lead the Cowgirls to the NCAA Tournament in her first year at the helm.
OSU’s record improved by 12 games from the previous season, marking one of the 10 largest turnarounds in the nation in 2022-23. The Cowgirls won 14 games inside Gallagher-Iba Arena – the highest total on their home floor since 2017-18.
Picked to place ninth in the league’s preseason poll, OSU reeled off 10 Big 12 victories and instead finished fourth. Highlighting the Cowgirls’ conference season was a six-game winning streak – OSU’s longest in the league since 2016.