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Bill Self (coach)    

Head Coach, University of Kansas Men's Basketball

In Self's seven seasons as head coach at KU he has won one national championship, six straight regular-season Big 12 titles and four league tournament championships. In his first trip to the Final Four in 2008, Self's team won the title. He was named just the eighth head coach in Kansas basketball history on April 21, 2003.

In 2009-10, Kansas entered the year ranked No. 1 in the national polls and held that ranking for all but three polls throughout the season. In the RPI's highest-rated conference in the nation, Kansas won its sixth-straight Big 12 regular-season title by three games with a 15-1 record. KU entered the 2010 NCAA Tournament as the overall No. 1 seed and posted 30 victories for the third time in the last four seasons.

In 2008-09, Self was named national coach of the year by eight different organizations, including four listed in the NCAA record book - Associated Press, CBS/Chevrolet, Sporting News and USBWA. The 2009 Big 12 Coach of the Year, Self was also selected as the winner of national coach of the year honors by Yahoo! Sports, Athlon Sports, and In 2008-09, Kansas lost six of its top seven scorers, including all five starters and returned less than 20 percent of all but one statistical category. KU went on to win the 2009 Big 12 regular-season championship, its fifth straight, going 14-2. The Jayhawks finished 27-8 overall in 2008-09 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 as a No. 3 seed.

A 1985 graduate of Oklahoma State, Self began his coaching career as a volunteer assistant at Kansas in 1985-86 under Larry Brown. That team advanced to the Final Four. He then returned to his alma mater as an assistant from 1987-93 working under head coaches Leonard Hamilton and Eddie Sutton.


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