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  Jody Conradt (born May 13, 1941 in Goldthwaite, Texas) is the retired women’s basketball coach for the University of Texas at Austin. Her coaching career spanned 38 years, with the last 31 years at UT from 1976 to 2007. She also served concurrently as the UT women’s athletic director from 1992 to 2001.

During her tenure she achieved several notable personal and team milestones in collegiate basketball. At retirement, she had tallied 900 victories, second place in All-Time victories for a NCAA Division 1 college basketball coach. Prior to her career at UT she served as women’s basketball head coach at Sam Houston State University from 1969 to 1973 and at the University of Texas-Arlington from 1973 to 1976.

She was a standout basketball player at Goldthwaite High School (TX) where she averaged 40 points per game. After high school, she played collegiate basketball at Baylor University earning a degree in physical education in 1963. She finished her collegiate basketball career averaging 20 points per game. After graduation, she taught and coached at Waco Midway High School and earned her masters degree from Baylor in 1969.

In 38 seasons her head coaching record is 900-306. During her tenure at UT her record is 783-245. She was succeeded as UT women’s basketball head coach by Gail Goestenkors the former women’s basketball head coach at Duke University.

Jody Conradt was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as coach in 1998.