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: 588-143 (.804) **
Overall record: 795-248 (.762) **

Career Accomplishments:


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
    • Inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 2013′
  • 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 575 games and the NCAA National Championship in both 2008 and 2022
    • 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 20 seasons (excluding the cancelled 2020 tournament)
    • The NCAA vacated 15 wins from the 2017-18 season, including the Jayhawks’ Big 12 regular season and Tournament titles and their run to the Final Four, as a result of rules violations stemming from the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball
    • 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)

Bill Self Coaching Tree


** Listed records and accomplishments for this coach do not include wins or appearances later vacated by the NCAA