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Mississippi State set to Announce Schaefer as New Women's Coach

The first coaching search for the Mississippi State Lady Bulldogs in nearly two decades did not last long. The Clarion Ledger's Brandon Marcello posted on his blog that Mississippi State will announce Vic Schaefer as the new women's coach at an 11 am press conference Tuesday.

Schaefer has only had one stop as a head coach at the collegiate level. From 1990-1997, he served as the head coach at Sam Houston State, earning coach of the year honors in 1996.

While at the helm of the Lady Bearkats, he coached three players to freshman of the year honors, and he helped guide Sierena Autman to the Southland Conference Player of the Year in 1991.

Schaefer may best be known for his role in making Texas A&M one of the most dominate defensive women's programs in the country. While the "Secretary of Defense" may be known for his skills at coaching defense, he has also helped haul in eight top-20 recruiting classes as an assistant coach.

Schaefer spent nine seasons as the associate head coach at Texas A&M before his expected move to Starkville. The Aggies captured the national title in 2011.

The press conference will by held at the Bryan Building, and it is open to the public.

Schaefer will replace Sharon Fanning-Otis, who is stepping down after 17 years at the helm in Starkville.