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Jeff Mittie, one of the winningest active coaches in NCAA Division I with more than 500 career wins, 18 postseason appearances, nine conference titles and five conference coach of the year honors in 25 years of coaching, enters his fourth season at the helm of the K-State program in 2017-18.

Mittie, introduced as the ninth head women’s basketball coach in K-State history before the 2014-15 season, has achieved an overall record of 515-273 (.654) in his previous 25 years as a head coach, which includes stops at Missouri Western, Arkansas State and TCU. His .654 career winning percentage ranks among the top-50 active Division I head coaches and 22nd among active coaches with 20 or more years experience.

Mittie has averaged 21 wins and 10 losses per season and experienced only one losing season in his 25 years of head coaching. Eighteen times Mittie has advanced his teams to either the NCAA or WNIT Tournaments, in which he has a combined record of 18-16.

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BRIAN OSTERMANN Associate Head Coach

Brian Ostermann enters his fourth season at K-State in 2017-18 and will serve the program as the associate head coach. This will be Ostermann’s 29th season of coaching at the collegiate level.

In addition to his coaching duties at K-State under head coach Jeff Mittie, Ostermann is also responsible for scheduling, academic mentoring, recruiting evaluation and game plan preparation and development.

Mittie’s teams are known for playing a stifling defense and Ostermann has helped develop some of those schemes and game plans.

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EBONY GILLIAM Recruiting Coordinator

Ebony Gilliam enters her fourth season on head coach Jeff Mittie’s staff at K-State and her first as the coordinator of recruiting operations. In her previous three seasons at K-State, Gilliam served as an assistant coach on Mittie’s staff. She also served on Mittie’s staff while he was at TCU and was also a player for Mittie with the Horned Frogs.

During her time at TCU, Gilliam was promoted to assistant coach prior to the start of the 2012-13 season and served two seasons as an assistant coach on Mittie’s staff in Fort Worth. Prior to her promotion, Gilliam served as the Horned Frogs’ director of operations for two seasons.

Before she returned to her alma mater, Gilliam spent four years as a high school teacher and head girls basketball coach in the Fort Worth area, including two seasons at area power Dunbar High School. She led the Wildcats to a 57-14 overall record in her tenure with a pair of District 7-4A championships and state playoff appearances. Gilliam was named district coach of the year, while leading the squad to a perfect 18-0 record in 7-4A play. Prior to her stint at Dunbar, she spent the previous two seasons as head coach at Trimble Tech High School.

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TASHA DICKEY Director of Video Operations

Former K-State letter winner Tasha Dickey will enter her fifth season as the K-State women’s basketball Director of Video Operations in the 2017-18 season and her sixth overall on the coaching staff.

Dickey’s responsibilities include: film exchange with opponents, editing film clips for the coaching staff and players, assisting the coaching staff in tracking down and editing film of recruits. She also handles the K-State women’s basketball equipment needs.

Dickey originally joined the K-State staff in 2012 as a graduate assistant and in the 2013-14 season she was moved up the ranks to serve as the team’s director of video operations.

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CHRIS CARR Assistant Coach

Chris Carr is in his second season at Kansas State and his first as an assistant coach. Carr served as the Wildcats’ Director of Student-Athlete Development during the 2016-17 season.

In addition to his coaching duties at K-State under head coach Jeff Mittie, Carr is also responsible for recruiting evaluation and game plan preparation and development.

Carr played for six organizations in the National Basketball Association - Phoenix, Minnesota, New Jersey, Golden State, Chicago and Boston - in his six year NBA career, where he registered totals of 6.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 297 games played. He also made two NBA Playoffs appearances, one with Phoenix in his rookie season of 1995-96 and another with Minnesota in 1996-97. While in the NBA, Carr played with legends such as Charles Barkley, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce. In 1997, Carr was a part of the NBA All-Star Saturday Night festivities in Cleveland, Ohio, competing in the Slam Dunk Contest where he finished as a runner-up to champion, Kobe Bryant.

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JAYCI STONE Assistant Coach

Jayci Stone is in her first season as an assistant coach at Kansas State. Stone is a 2008 Kansas State graduate and worked with head coach Jeff Mittie previously at TCU.

In addition to her coaching duties at K-State, Stone is also responsible for recruiting evaluation and game plan preparation and development.

Stone spent the previous two seasons at Stephen F. Austin, where she was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Ladyjacks. During the two seasons, Stone aided the program to a 43-20 record and an appearance in the 2017 Women’s Basketball Invitational.

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EBONY HALIBURTON Director of Student-Athlete Development

Ebony Haliburton is in her first season at K-State and will serve the program as the director of student-athlete development.

In the 2016-17 season, Haliburton was a member of the UC Irvine women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach.

Prior to her stint at UC Irvine, Haliburton was the director of basketball operations at Utah State for three seasons.

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