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UNI extends Warren through ’25

Tanya Warren

CEDAR FALLS — Tanya Warren’s track record at the helm of the Northern Iowa women’s basketball program spoke for itself, and the head coach is getting an extension to show for it.

UNI Director of Athletics David Harris on Tuesday announced a two-year extension to Warren’s contract, keeping her with the Panthers through the 2024-25 season.

“We are pleased that Tanya will continue leading our women’s basketball program well into the next decade,” said Harris. “Her record speaks for itself. Her teams consistently excel on the court, in the classroom and in the community. Her passion for the game and for the student-athletes is unquestioned. She is a great representative of UNI, and we are excited for her to continue to lead Panther basketball into the future.”

Warren is the winningest coach in UNI women’s basketball history, leading the Panthers into the postseason in nine of the last 10 years.

“I am extremely blessed to be surrounded by an amazing staff and tremendous student-athletes,” Warren said. “I am thankful to David, [senior associate AD] Christina Roybal and President Mark Nook for continuing to entrust this program to me and I look forward to leading UNI women’s basketball for years to come.”

This past season was Warren’s 12th at the helm of the Panthers. She has compiled a 225-166 career record with UNI, going 142-63 in Missouri Valley Conference regular-season play with two MVC titles and three Coach of the Year honors (2011, 2014, 2016).

Northern Iowa has reached at least the semifinals of the MVC Tournament each of the last five years, this year finishing 20-13 after a loss at Minnesota in the opening round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. This marked the sixth 20-win season in program history.