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Keitha Adams Reportedly Interviewed at Wichita State

Today, Keitha Adams announced six new signees for the 2012-2013 season.
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For years, UTEP fans have been wondering just how women’s basketball head coach Keitha Adams has not been hired away by another school. This morning, the Wichita Eagle reported that Adams has interviewed with Wichita State for their head coaching vacancy, according to two sources. Following an investigation, Jody Adams-Birch had agreed to leave her head coaching position with the school in January and the program is currently searching for a replacement.

In 16 years with the Miners, Adams turned a struggling women’s basketball program into a perennial mid major power, including a pair of trips to the NCAA Tournament and two deep runs in the WNIT. Her record at UTEP is 284-209 and she is a three-time C-USA Coach of the Year winner. Adams is currently earning a base pay of $306,000 per season at UTEP before bonuses, a similar base salary to the $309,183 Adams-Birch was getting at Wichita State. However, the Shockers could sweeten the deal to try and entice Adams to leave El Paso and move closer to home. She played high school basketball in Oxford, Kansas and coached at Independence Community College before arriving at UTEP. Wichita State reportedly is also considering Pittsburg State head coach Lane Lord, although other names have not yet surfaced in media reports.

Wichita State is also rumored to be in the discussion for possible expansion by the American Athletic Conference. The Shockers have been a member of the Missouri Valley Conference since 1945.

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