Bill Eugene Self Jr. is an American basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Bill earned his current in 2003 and continues to hold it as of 2022. As of 2022, he has spent 19 seasons with the Jayhawks and led them to the Big 12 16 times.
Furthermore, Bill has helped lead the team to four NCAA Final Appearances in 2009, 2012, 2018, and 2022. In addition, Bill is only second to the hall of fame coach Phog Allen. Allen is the top dog coach in Kansas history.
Who is Bill Self?
Born on December 27, 1962, Bill hails from Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Bill is an American citizen with a white racial background. The 59-year-old coach was born under the star sign Capricorn.
Bill was born to his mother, Margaret Self, and Bill Self Sr. His father is a former coach of the girls’ basketball. Further, Bill has a sister named Shelly Anderson, with whom he grew up.
Regarding his educational background, Bill committed to Oklahoma State University after high school. His graduation took place in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree. Bill soon followed with a master’s degree from Oklahoma University.
Bill’s Coaching Career
Bill Self started as a basketball player for Oklahoma, where he played from 1981 to 1985. He soon changed his career path to becoming a coach. Bill started as an assistant coach at Kansas and Oklahoma State until 1993.
After acquiring skills working as an assistant coach, Bill became the head coach of Oral Roberts. Bill moved to Tulsa and spent three seasons with a 32-5 record. Then Bill committed to Illinois on June 9, 2000. Afterward, he returned to Kansas in 2003 with a 10-year contract and became the official head coach of Kansas.
Bill Self Wife, Cindy Self
Bill is a happily married man. He exchanged vows with his college girlfriend, Cindy Self, in 1988. The pair met in 1984 at Oklahoma University and started dating. Bill Self Wife was a cheerleader in college and graduated with a master’s degree in elementary education.
Cindy with her husband founded the ASSISTS foundation, which supports the youth in the community. In addition, the couple is proud parents of two children – a son (Tyler) and a daughter (Lauren).