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Coach Abe Signs Contract Extension Through 2022-23

Four Coaches Extended in last ten days

The post-game scene at CFE Arena following UCF's NIT Quarterfinal win over Illinois (Photo: Jeff Sharon)
The post-game scene at CFE Arena following UCF's NIT Quarterfinal win over Illinois (Photo: Jeff Sharon)

Continuing a spree of coaches' contract extensions this week, UCF wrapped Friday by announcing Head Women's Basketball Coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson has agreed to a one-year contract extension of her own through the 2023-2024 season.

Terms, of course, have not been disclosed.

Tolu Omokore tweeted that she was pretty excited about it though:

Coach Abe has clearly placed UCF Women's Basketball on a positive trajectory since coming over from Albany to replace Joi Williams. UCF has gone 43-23 in her two seasons so far and made the NIT second round twice.

Last year was probably her best coaching job yet, as the Knights won 22 games - one more than her first year - despite losing Omokore and Fifi N'dour, their regular starting power forward and center, to season-ending injuries.

Coach Abe is also the fourth UCF coach to receive a contract extension in the last two weeks:

Date Coach Sport Through
July 17 Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak Women's Soccer 2022
July 19 Scott Calabrese Men's Soccer 2022
July 25 Johnny Dawkins Men's Basketball 2023-2024
July 27 Katie Abrahamson-Henderson Women's Basketball 2022-2023

Coach Abe and the Knights hope to get to the next level of postseason play this year. The Knights' last conference championship and NCAA Tournament appearance was in 2011.