IN-PERSON & ZOOM MEETING : UT Longhorns Women's Basketball
Sep 21, 2023 12:00 PM
Vic Shaefer - UT Longhorns Basketball Head Coach
IN-PERSON & ZOOM MEETING : UT Longhorns Women's Basketball

UT Texas Women's Basketball Head Coach Vic Shaefer will talk to us about this season and team development.


About Vic Shaefer:

Two-Time National Coach of the Year Vic Schaefer preps to enter his fourth season at the helm of the Texas Women’s Basketball program in 2023-24. Schaefer was the 2023 Big 12 Coach of the Year. 

Schaefer, a Texas native who has spent 24 of his 38 years in coaching within the state of Texas and 29 years in the Southwest, is the fifth head coach in program history.

In 18 seasons as a collegiate head coach, which also includes eights seasons at Mississippi State and seven seasons at Sam Houston State, Schaefer now owns a career record of 377-199 [.655].

Before coming to Texas, Schaefer spent eight seasons as the head coach at Mississippi State (2011-20), where he led the Bulldogs to a 221-62 [.781] record and five NCAA Tournament berths, including two NCAA Championship Game appearances. Under his direction, Mississippi State won the program's first SEC regular-season championship and SEC Tournament championship and made five consecutive appearances in the SEC Tournament Championship Game, tying the University of Tennessee's record for consecutive tournament final appearances.

A native of Austin, Texas, Schaefer served as a men's assistant coach at Sam Houston State [1987-89] between stints as the assistant boys' basketball coach and head tennis coach at Houston's Milby High School. As a player, Schaefer was an all-state performer in basketball, football and baseball at Houston Lutheran High School before going on to play two seasons of collegiate basketball at Alvin Community College. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1984. 

Schaefer and his wife, Holly, who played basketball at Arkansas State and later served as an assistant coach at UT Arlington, have twin children, Blair and Logan, both of whom graduated from Mississippi State during the 2017-18 year. Blair Schaefer currently serves as Texas’ Assistant Coach.

Hometown: Austin, Texas 
Alma Mater: Texas A&M [1984]
Wife: Holly Schaefer
Children: Blair and Logan


2020-present Texas Head Coach
2011-20 Mississippi State Head Coach
2003-11 Texas A&M Associate Head Coach
1997-03 Arkansas Associate Head Coach
1990-97 Sam Houston State Head Coach
1989-90 Milby H.S. [Houston] Assistant Boys Coach
1987-89 Sam Houston State Assistant Men's Coach
1985-87 Milby H.S. [Houston] Assistant Boys Coach