Kansas State women’s basketball assistant coach Jacie Hoyt has been named to the second Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Thirty Under 30 honorees.
“I want to say thank you to the WBCA. The organization is one that has given me access to learning opportunities since I started coaching,” said Hoyt about being selected for this honor. “I would also like to thank my head coach, Jeff Mittie, for giving me the opportunity to work and learn alongside him in my time at K-State. I feel very blessed to be acknowledged amongst a field of young professionals that work so hard to grow our game and provide mentorship to our student-athletes. I view this recognition as an acknowledgement to all the coaches that have poured into me and invested in me throughout my career and I am very grateful for that.”
The WBCA Thirty Under 30 special recognition program was created to honor 30 up-and-coming women’s basketball coaches age 30 and under at all levels of the game.
Each recipient has exemplified their involvement in community service, mentorship and impact on others, professional manner and attitude and professional association involvement.
“I am excited for Jacie to be recognized for her hard work and passion for our program and the game of basketball,” stated Mittie.
In her two seasons as an assistant coach on Mittie's staff, Hoyt has been a key factor in signing consecutive top 30 recruiting classes. Hoyt has quickly established herself on the recruiting trail and has been a diligent recruiter throughout the Midwest, West and Southwest.
On the court, Hoyt has been integral in the development of K-State’s perimeter players including 2017 All-Big 12 First Team selection Kindred Wesemann, junior Karyla Middlebrook and sophomore Kayla Goth.
Kansas State concluded the 49th season in program history with 23 wins, the most since the 2008-09 season. The Wildcats made the 15th NCAA Tournament appearance in program history and advanced a round in the tournament for the 11th time.