Continuity is an essential part of a successful athletic program, and in 15 seasons at the helm of Kansas soccer, head coach Mark Francis has brought just that. After taking over a program just past its infancy, Francis effectively etched his signature on Kansas soccer by becoming not only the winningest coach in its history, but leading his team to five NCAA Tournaments, 13 Big 12 Championship Tournaments and helping 49 student-athletes garner all-conference accolades, including five that went on to earn All-America status. Since 1999, Francis has amassed a 163-127-22 record, with 10 seasons of at least 10 victories. He is ranked second among active Big 12 coaches in wins at a single school. He also leads the league among active coaches with his 65 career conference victories.