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.
It's official! @COACH_ABE is -ed in through 2022-23! https://t.co/e0scwOvDYq— UCF Women's Hoops (@UCF_WBB) July 27, 2018
Terms, of course, have not been disclosed.
Tolu Omokore tweeted that she was pretty excited about it though:
When you hear Coach Abe got an extension!!!!! congratulations @COACH_ABE pic.twitter.com/yMBg6HbY1x— Tolu (@lulubayy) July 27, 2018
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:
|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.