Thiesse signs new deal at Minnesota State

Minnesota State officials have announced that they have reached an agreement on a new five-year contract extension with women’s basketball head coach Emilee Thiesse.

The new contract, which becomes effective July 1, 2024, will replace Thiesse’s current agreement. No other terms were announced.

“We are pleased to be able to offer Coach Thiesse this long-term contract as it solidifies the trajectory that we are on as a premier program and as a perennial contender for championships,” Director of Athletics Kevin Buisman said. “Emilee believes Minnesota State is a special place and this commitment models the dedication, loyalty, and selflessness that have become part of the women’s basketball brand.”

“I would like to thank President Edward Inch, Athletic Director Kevin Buisman and the entire administration for their leadership and vision for our athletic department and our entire university,” Thiesse said. “I am grateful for their confidence in our coaching staff and am honored for the opportunity to continue to guide the women’s basketball program at Minnesota State University. Mankato is a special community and my family and I are truly blessed to call this place home. There is a lot of momentum with Maverick basketball and we are eager to continue this journey in pursuit of excellence.”

Thiesse recently wrapped up her 12th season as head coach as she led the Mavericks to a 32-5 record and their second NCAA Division II Championship in team history. As a team, MSU matched or set several single-season records in games played (37), wins (32, tied 2008-09 season), points scored (3,069), field goal attempts (2,673) and field goals made (1,146).

Thiesse was named the NSIC Coach of the Year and her 228 career coaching wins and 344 games coached are both the second-most in program history.

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