Kansas hires Schneider to coach women's basketball team

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas has hired Brandon Schneider, who led Stephen F. Austin to the past two Southland Conference championships, to turn around its struggling women's basketball program.

Schneider will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday.

The Jayhawks fired Bonnie Henrickson last month after 11 seasons that included two trips to the Sweet 16, but not enough consistency to keep the program among the Big 12's best.

Schneider should be familiar with the program. He won more than 300 games and the Division II national championship with Emporia State, which is located a short drive south of Lawrence.

After taking over Stephen F. Austin, he led the program to 95 wins in five seasons, and made three appearances in postseason tournaments.