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Bill Self        

University of Kansas Men's Basketball Head Coach

In Bill Self's 16 seasons as head coach at Kansas he has won a record 14 regular-season Big 12 titles, three league tournament championships and the 2008 NCAA Championship. He was named the eighth head coach in Kansas basketball history on April 21, 2003. In 2017, he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

In addition, Self is one of four coaches in NCAA Division I history to have led three different teams - Tulsa, Illinois and Kansas - to the NCAA Elite Eight.

In 2006-07, Self won his third-straight and seventh league title as a head coach - two titles at Tulsa (1999, 2000), two at Illinois (2001, 2002) and three at Kansas (2005, 2006, 2007). Self was named the 2006 Big 12 Coach of the Year and finished fourth in the `06 Associated Press Coach of the Year voting.

A member of the USA Basketball Competition Committee and board member for the National Association of Basketball Coaches, Self has coached three league player(s) of the year in the last seven seasons. At Kansas, Wayne Simien was the Big 12 Player of the Year in 2005. At Illinois, Self's Big Ten Player(s) of the Year included Frank Williams in 2001 and Brian Cook in 2003. In all, Self has coached 32 all-conference selections in 10 years of league competition.

Speech Topics

Being a Champion

Importance of Teamwork

Motivation and Inspiration

Youth Advocacy


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