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Jacie Hoyt
Head Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Coach
Hometown: Hoxie, Kan.
Alma Mater: Wichita State
Graduating Year: 2009
Experience: 3 Years

Personal Life

Alma Mater: Wichita State, 2009
Hometown: Hoxie, Kan.

Husband: Daniel Heflin

Experience: Three years

Coaching Record

UMKC: 27-34 (.443, 2 seasons)
             (16-14, .533 conference)

2018-19: 16-15 (.516)
              9-7 (.563)
2017-18: 11-19 (.367)
             7-7 (.500)

Coaching Milestones

Win No. 1: 98-41 vs Lincoln, Dec. 2, 2017
Win No. 25: 97-64 vs. Utah Valley, Feb. 23, 2019
Coached Game No. 1: L, 90-71 at Western Illinois, Nov. 10, 2017
Coached Game No. 25: L, 68-65 at Utah Valley, Feb. 10, 2018
Coached Game No. 50: L, 90-86 vs. New Mexico State, Jan. 26, 2019

Coaching Honors

2017 - Women's Basketball Coaches Association 30 Under 30 Honoree
2017 - NCAA Tournament Appearance, Asst. Coach (Kansas State)
2016 - NCAA Tournament Appearance, Asst. Coach (Kansas State)
2009 - Iron Shocker Award

Jacie Hoyt enters her third season in 2019-20 as head coach of the Roos. She holds a 27-34 (.443) overall record, including a 16-14 (.533) mark in the WAC.

In her second season as head coach in 2018-19, Hoyt posted a career-best 16 wins while obtaining the highest WAC conference tournament seed in program history (No. 4). During the league tournament, Hoyt led UMKC to its second victory ever, with a victory over No. 5 seed Utah Valley. The Roos' nine conference wins were the most since joining the WAC back in 2013-14. At the start of WAC play, Hoyt upstarted UMKC to its best start in the conference standings with a 5-1 record through Jan. 30th. With 10 newcomers, Hoyt put together the first winning season since 2011-12 while finishing with its first 15-win season since 2009-10. Under her leadership, Hoyt guided the Roos to season sweeps against Chicago State, Utah Valley (three times), Grand Canyon and Seattle U. Nationally, UMKC ranked 25th in points per game (76.0) and tied for 18th in offensive rebounds per game (15.0). She tutored Ericka Mattingly, who claimed selections to the 2019 All-WAC First Team, Defensive Team, All-Tournament Team and Newcomer Team. Mattingly became the first player in WAC league history to rank No. 1 in points, assists and steals.

During her first season at the helm in 2017-18, Hoyt compiled a 11-19 record. The 7-7 league slate was the program's first .500-or-better record in seven seasons. Her squad swept a pair of games against Grand Canyon and UTRGV for the first time in Roo annals. Statistically, Hoyt mentored a team to lead the conference in steals (9.2) and the club ranked second in scoring offense (67.8), assists (13.5) and 3-point field goals made per game (6.8).

Hoyt was named the 10th head coach in UMKC women's basketball history on May 11, 2017. Hoyt took the reins of the Roos program after spending the past three seasons (2014-17) as an assistant coach at Kansas State. Previously, she was an assistant coach at Nevada (2011-14) for three years. She was a team captain and standout point guard at Wichita State from 2006-09.

While at KSU, Hoyt was a member of Jeff Mittie's coaching staff that led KSU to NCAA Tournament victories in back-to-back seasons. The 2016-17 squad won 22 games overall and 11 contests in Big 12 Conference play, which marked the highest totals for the program in nine seasons.

“I believe that UMKC has all of the necessary resources to build a championship women's basketball program," said Hoyt. "It has always been a dream of mine to be a Division I head coach. The opportunity to get to do that in the same region I am from with the support of the UMKC administration feels like a dream come true. I knew from the minute I stepped foot on the beautiful campus and met with administration, support staff and players that it was a special place with special people. I knew I wanted to be a part of that.

“I believe this region of the country to be the mecca of college basketball, and I know some of the most passionate sports fans in the country reside right here in Kansas City. I look forward to connecting myself and our players with the fans and community to share our vision of what is yet to come for UMKC women's basketball. I strive to continue a culture of excellence academically, athletically and socially for these young women.”

Hoyt recruited and coached seven All-Big 12 student-athletes, including two All-Defensive Team and two All-Freshman Team selections while at Kansas State, including Breanna Lewis, the 23rd pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings. She assisted in all facets of recruiting, scouting, game planning and on-court coaching for the Wildcats. Hoyt also coordinated and managed all areas of the elite, overnight and day camps, in addition to the High School Coaching Academy. She was a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) 30 Under 30 honoree earlier in 2017.

While with Nevada, Hoyt was an assistant for her college coach, Jane Albright, and was part of a program that achieved the program's first winning season in three years in 2013-14 and set a program record with 12 victories in Mountain West Conference play. She recruited and coached four all-conference players, including Mimi Mungedi, the 2013-14 Mountain West Co-Defensive Player of the Year and 25th selection in the 2015 WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock.

Hoyt was a graduate assistant coach at Fort Hays State during the 2010-11 season, where she recruited and coached two All-MIAA selections. She earned a Master of Science in Communication from FHSU.

As a student-athlete at Wichita State from 2006-09, Hoyt was a team captain for Albright and started every game at point guard during her final two seasons. In 2008-09, she ranked fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference in assists. She earned the 2009 Iron Shocker Award. Hoyt was also a standout in the classroom, earning a spot on the Missouri Valley Conference, WSU Athletic Director and WSU Dean's Honor Rolls. She graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in 2009.

During her high school years, Hoyt enjoyed one of the most prolific scoring careers in Kansas prep history, finishing with 2,016 points in only three seasons at Hoxie (Kan.) High School. Her career average of 26.6 points per game ranks sixth in state history. As a senior, she averaged 28.4 points, 7.4 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 6.1 steals per game. She was a three-time all-state performer in basketball and volleyball, and was also a state champion in multiple track events.

Hoyt is the daughter of Kansas high school coaching legend Shelly Hoyt, who led Hoxie to a state record 107 straight wins and four consecutive state titles. She is currently the head coach at Eureka (Kan.) High School.

She is married to Daniel Heflin.