Vic Schaefer Biography

Vic Schaefer is serving as the basketball coach or the head of the Women’s basketball team of the University of Texas at Austin (Texas) Longhorns. Previous to this position, he served as the head coach for Mississippi State (2011 to 2020) and Sam Houston State (1990 to 1997).

Early Life

Vic Schaefer was born on 2nd March 1961 and brought up with his sister named Elaine (the older sibling). His father’s name is Charles and his mother’s name is Dot. His father was a civil engineer and spent nearly 32 years in Army. Both his father and mother are no more now and are buried in La Grange, Texas. Vic spent his childhood in Houston and received his graduation degree from Texas A&M. he spent much of his coaching tenure in the Lone Star State, as stated by him to

Career Timeline

Year School Position
1985-87 Milby H.S. [Houston] Assistant Boys Coach
1987-89 Sam Houston State Assistant Men’s Coach
1989-90 Milby H.S. [Houston] Assistant Boys Coach
1990-97 Sam Houston State Head Coach
1997-03 Arkansas Associate Head Coach
2003-11 Texas A&M Associate Head Coach
2011-20 Mississippi State Head Coach
2020-present Texas Head Coach

Vic Schaefer Career 

Mississippi State

Officially, Vic Schaefer was announced to be the head coach of Bulldogs on 13th March 2012. He was decided to be the replacement for Sharon Fanning-Otis, who was going to retire the same year at the end of the season.

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During his tenure at Mississippi State, Schaefer led the team of Bulldogs to appear in almost five NCAA tournaments, Four Sweet Sixteen appearances, 2 Final Fours, 3 Elite 8 appearances, and 2 National Runner-up finishes.

His team had a great win at Marquette on 25th November 2019 with an overall score of 74-68. This marked Schaefer’s 200th victory as a head coach at Mississippi State. Also, the game was his 256th game at State. This made him earn the honor of calling “the second-fastest coach” and a milestone honor with an SEC program, after the hall-of-fame coaches Joe Ciampi (258 games), Pat Summitt (259), Van Chancellor (263), Jim Foster (280) and Sue Gunter (280).


It was shortly after the time of COVID-19 and when the lockdown ended after the 2019 to 2020 season. Vic Schaefer joined Texas filling up the position of head coaching vacancy.

Social Media

Vic Schaefer is available on various social media profiles including Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. On Twitter, he goes by the handle name – @CoachVic_UT and has got 26.6K followers as of 20th March 2023. On Instagram, he is available with the handle name – @coachvic_ut. He has got 5,306 followers on Instagram with only 32 posts. He is also available on LinkedIn with his original name, describing himself as the “Head Coach, Women’s Basketball at Mississippi State University” in his LinkedIn bio.

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Vic Schaefer Biography

Real Name Victor Ernest Schaefer
Birth Date 2 March 1961
Age (as of 2023) 62 Years
Birth Place Austin, Texas, United States
Profession Basketball Coach
College Texas A&M University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 80 kg  –  in Pounds –  176 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown



Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Who is his wife? Holly Schaefer
Children Two (Blair & Logan Schaefer)

Personal Life

Schaefer is a happy-living married man with a wife and two adult children. His wife’s name is Holly, she was also an athlete of her time. She played basketball at Arkansas State and also served the position of assistant coach at UT Arlington. The pair have given birth to twin children named Blair and Logan. Both of their twin children graduated from Mississippi State with the batch 2017 to 2018. One of their children, Blair Schaefer, is known to be serving the position of assistant coach at Texas.

Vic Schaefer Net Worth

Vic Schaefer is serving in the position of basketball coach at different universities and colleges since 1985. Although he has not hinted at his salary details and net worth, we assume it to be around $5 million. Schaefer along with his wife, Holly owes a farmhouse of 80 acres with a lake, where they have built a new house on the property (made somewhere around COVID-19).

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