Colorado State Women’s Basketball knows who they want coaching the team for at least the next four years, and it’s Ryun Williams.

Williams, the winningest coach in program history, has been extended through the 2026-27 season per a release from the school.

“My family and I love being a part of the Colorado State community and calling Ram Country, home,” said Williams. “It is an absolute privilege to be Colorado State’s head women’s basketball coach and I am very honored and humbled to receive this extension. I look forward to the continual challenge of building a championship program and a perennial contender in the Mountain West.”

In his 11 years in Fort Collins, Williams has enjoyed a strong winning record in charge, with a 212-128 (.624) overall mark. All that winning includes seven seasons with 20-plus victories–including last year for the Rams–and five conference championships.

Last season, Williams’ team went 20-12 overall and attended the WNIT. The absolute highlight, though, was senior McKenna Hofschild who was named Mountain West Conference Player of the Year and an honorable mention for the AP All-American team.

Hofschild was an absolute delight as Colorado State’s floor general, totaling 222 assists, or 7.2 assists per game, which was fifth-best in the nation. She also was No. 2 in the country with a 3.42 assist/turnover ratio and her 20.6 points per game were 17th-best in women’s college basketball.

She even took the all-time assist record for any men’s or women’s basketball player at Colorado State, but was surpassed by Isaiah Stevens as the men’s team finished the 2022-23 season. However, Hofschild will likely easily retake the record as she has one more year of eligibility due to COVID and will play under Williams in 2023-24, too.

Williams and the Rams will look to make the most of Hofschild’s final season in Fort Collins.

Looking back, Ryun Williams won Mountain West Coach of the Year twice, following the 2013-14 season and the 2015-16 season. Both years, the Rams won the conference in regular season play. But they also won the Mountain West Tournament in 2015-16, went 31-2 overall (18-0 MWC) and were ranked as high as No. 22 in the nation.

“Ryun has done an excellent job leading our women’s basketball program over the past 11 seasons,” Athletic Director Joe Parker said. “He continues to show his commitment to Colorado State with the successes our student-athletes have on and off the court.”