Pebley earns two-year contract extension

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Fresh off a WNIT semifinals run, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jeremiah Donati awarded women’s basketball head coach Raegan Pebley a two-year contract extension Tuesday, keeping her in Fort Worth through the 2022-23 season.

“Coach Pebley is a great fit for TCU,” Donati said. “I am very encouraged by the progress she, her staff and our women’s basketball program as a whole have made thus far on and off the court. Our expectation is that our coaches dedicate themselves to the overall student-athlete experience and help prepare those in their respective programs for life after TCU. Coach Pebley and her staff have exceeded those expectations.”

During her four-year tenure at TCU, Pebley’s squad has reached the postseason in three seasons.

Pebley took TCU women’s basketball to new heights this past season. The Frogs’ nine Big 12 regular season wins equaled the most in program history, and they reached their first-ever Big 12 Tournament Championship semifinal round. Her 23 wins this season were a program-high since the 2007-08 season.

“I look forward to watching the program, under Coach Pebley’s leadership, ascend to even greater heights,” Donati said.

In four years, Pebley has achieved 71 victories, good for third all-time and eight wins shy of passing Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Fran Garmon who holds second place.

“TCU has my heart,” Pebley said. “While the facilities, Fort Worth and the Big 12 are incredible, what makes it truly elite are the people here. We love being a part of the Frog Family and are thankful for the chance to serve it. I am so grateful to Chancellor Boschini and Jeremiah Donati for this opportunity and their leadership. Their vision and commitment for TCU women’s basketball, as well as all of Horned Frogs Athletics, is not only shared, but transformational.”

Pebley has coached nine All-Big 12 selections in her four seasons, including TCU’s only two Big 12 individual award winners in Defensive Player of the Year Chelsea Prince and Sixth Man of the Year Amy Okonkwo. She has coached 19 Academic All-Big 12 selections.