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Report: Stephen F. Austin's Brandon Schneider is front-runner for Kansas job

Brandon Schneider from Stephen F. Austin is the front-runner for the Kansas head coaching position. In a report by the Lawrence Journal-World, Schneider really did well in his interview this past week, and clearly established himself as the Jayhawks' top choice.

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Stephen F. Austin head coach Brandon Schneider is the front-runner for the vacant Kansas position. The Ladyjacks' head coach interviewed this past Tuesday with the Jayhawks. Here is some of the report from the Lawrence Journal-World regarding Schneider's candidacy:

Kansas University moved three steps closer last week to naming Stephen F. Austin coach Brandon Schneider as its next head women’s basketball coach.

The search committee headed by KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger interviewed Schneider on Tuesday, Arkansas-Little Rock coach Joe Foley on Wednesday and Wichita State coach Jody Adams on Thursday.

Schneider had the inside track on the job entering the interviews and widened the gap based on the three finalists’ interviews, according to those with knowledge of the process.

The ultra-intense Adams’ case was not helped when the Wichita Eagle revealed in a Friday report that four players, including two starters, are transferring from the program. Adams has won big at the Missouri Valley Conference school but has had an unusually high transfer rate, which many trace to the tension-filled nature of her practices.

Foley, who has coached UALR to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, reportedly is involved in talks with his current employer regarding a contract extension.

The consensus front-runner was thought to be Wichita State's Jody Adams, but Adams did not fair well in her interview with Jayhawks on Thursday,  sources told Swish Appeal yesterday.