Kansas, after weeks of searching, has finally settled in on who their next head coach will be. The Jayhawks will hire Brandon Schneider from Stephen F. Austin, per sources.
After the firing of Bonnie Henrickson, Kansas has been very methodical in their search for Henrickson's replacement. And after interviewing Schneider on Tuesday, the Jayhawks decided to offer him the job, and Schneider accepted.
Schneider, who was the Southland Conference's Coach of the Year, brings a very impressive resume' to Lawrence. Sources tell Swish Appeal, that Schneider, was one of Kansas' top choices for weeks now. He led the Ladyjacks to two-straight SLC regular season championships, three consecutive 20-win seasons and two-straight postseason appearances.
Prior to his time at Stephen F. Austin, Schneider was the head coach at Emporia State for 12 years. During his time with the Lady Hornets, he compiled a 306-72 (.810) record and won the Division II Championship in 2010.
Other finalists for the job, were Wichita State's Jody Adams and Arkansas Little-Rock's Joe Foley. Another name that seemed to be a viable candidate, and thought to be in the mix, was Hutchinson Community College's John Ontjes -- a native Kansan who has turned the Blue Dragons into a powerhouse.
Outside of a phone interview, Ontjes, didn't get the look that many people in the industry felt was warranted, for a coach of his caliber, that has tremendous ties to the state of Kansas.
A press conference to introduce Schneider should happen by midweek.