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Coaching legend revisits her roots at UT Arlington

News Release — 8 April 2009

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Media contact: Herb Booth, (817) 272-7075, hbooth@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - Coaching legend Jody Conradt will address "Leadership Through Sports" at the 26th Annual Anderson Sports Performance Lecture at noon Monday, April 13, in Lone Star Auditorium at the Maverick Activities Center, 550 W. Nedderman Drive, at The University of Texas at Arlington.

Jody ConradtConradt, the women's basketball coach at UT Austin from 1976 to 2007 was the second winningest coach in basketball at the time of her retirement with 900 wins in 38 years of coaching.

Conradt was the women's basketball coach at The University of Texas at Arlington from 1973-76 prior to her coaching the Longhorns. She compiled a record of 23-11 in the 1975-76 season and 43 of her 900 wins were registered with the Mavericks.

Conradt was the second woman inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. She has a worldwide reputation as a pioneer in collegiate sports. Her 1986 UT Austin team finished an unbeaten season with an NCAA Championship. What might be more impressive is that 99 percent of her letter winners throughout her career went on to earn their college degrees.
 
She continues to work half-time at UT Austin as a special assistant to the women's athletics director in a fund-raising and public relations capacity.

Conradt has the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Master of Science in Physical Education from Baylor University. Prior to her time of coaching at UT Arlington, Conradt coached four years at Sam Houston State University in addition to teaching and coaching in the public schools of Waco and Houston.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Call 817-272-3288 for more information.

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