Warren extended through 2025

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Warren extended through 2025

PATRICK HANSEN, Sports Writer

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The UNI women’s basketball all-time winningest coach, Tanya Warren, has received a two-year contract extension.

The contract deal was announced on Tuesday, April 2 by UNI Athletic Director, David Harris.

Harris said “We are pleased that Tanya will continue leading our women’s basketball program well into the next decade. Her record speaks for itself. Her teams consistently excel on the court, in the classroom and in the community. Her passion for the game and the student-athletes is unquestioned. She is a great representative of UNI and we are excited for her to continue to lead Panther basketball into the future.”

The two-year deal will give the 12th-year coach the reins through the 2024-2025 season. The extension is granted after coming off a 20-13 season (UNI’s sixth 20-win season) and a WNIT appearance.

“I am extremely blessed to be surrounded by an amazing staff and tremendous student-athletes,” Warren said. “I am thankful to David, (Senior Associate AD) Christina Roybal and President Mark Nook for continuing to entrust this program to me and I look forward to leading UNI women’s basketball for years to come.”

Coach Warren is the all-time leader in wins for the UNI Panthers women’s basketball team, holding a record of 255-166 and going 142-63 in conference play.

Warren has been the recipient of the MVC Coach of the Year award three times (2011, 2014, 2016), has led the purple and gold to two regular season titles in 2011 and 2016 and two conference tournament championship titles in 2010 and 2011.

Warren has also had the opportunity to coach at the World University Games in South Korea in 2015, where she led Team USA to a gold medal finish.

Over the last decade, every team under Coach Warren has hit the 17-win mark and she looks to continue the winning tradition over the next five years with the Panthers.

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