By Brad Locke/NEMS Daily Journal
Mississippi State is expected to introduce Vic Schaefer as its next women’s basketball coach today at an 11 a.m. press conference.
Schaefer comes from Texas A&M, where he’s spent the last nine seasons as associate head coach under Gary Blair. Schaefer has also been an assistant at Arkansas (1997-2003), and was head coach at Sam Houston State from 1990-97. He had a record of 80-110 at Sam Houston, never finishing higher than third in the Southland Conference standings and recording just one winning season (1995-96).
The Austin native helped lead A&M to its first NCAA championship last season, and the Lady Aggies are back in the tournament this year. They’ve gone 210-89 during the Blair/Schaefer regime.
Schaefer replaces Sharon Fanning-Otis, who led MSU’s program for 17 seasons before retiring and taking a post within the school’s athletic fundraising department.