Bill Self

Bill Self (born December 27, 1962)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Kansas Jayhawks
Current conference: Big 12 Conference
Oral Roberts record: 55-54 (.505)
Tulsa record: 74-27 (.733)
Illinois record: 78-24 (.765)
Kansas record: 556-124 (.818)
Overall record: 763-229 (.769)

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Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2003-present Kansas
2000-2003 Illinois
1997-2000 Tulsa
1993-1997 Oral Roberts
1986-1993 Oklahoma State (asst)
1985-1986 Kansas (asst)

Bill Self Facts

  • Billy Eugene Self, Jr.
  • Born December 27, 1962
  • Hometown: Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Alma Mater: Oklahoma State University (BS, 1985 & MS, 1989)
  • Named Oklahoma High School Basketball Player of the Year in 1981 before becoming a four-year letter winner at Oklahoma State under Cowboys head coach Paul Hansen
  • First coaching position was a one-season stint as an assistant to Hall of Famer Larry Brown at Kansas
  • Was an assistant at his alma mater for seven seasons, four under Leonard Hamilton and three under Hall of Famer Eddie Sutton
  • Spent four seasons as head coach at Oral Roberts and three seasons at Tulsa before being hired in 2000 as head coach at Illinois
    • Went to three NCAA Tournaments in three years at Illinois, including an Elite Eight trip in 2001
  • Has been the head coach at Kansas since 2003, winning over 500 games and a National Championship in 2008
    • Achieved a record-setting run of 14 consecutive outright or shared Big 12 regular season titles (has 16 in total)
    • Led the Jayhawks to the NCAA Tournament in each of his 19 seasons (excluding the cancelled 2020 tournament)
    • Given in a contract extension in 2021, a rolling five-year deal that automatically adds one year after each season
    • In 2022, the Jayhawks earned a 1-seed and went on to win their second NCAA title under Self (fourth overall)
  • Inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 2013
  • Along with his wife, Cindy, has one daughter (KU grad) and one son (KU student)

Bill Self Coaching Tree