Pitt men's hoops coach signs extension

Sept. 26, 2008 at 2:27 PM

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- University of Pittsburgh men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon has signed a three-year contract extension which runs through the 2015-16 season.

Dixon has guided the Panthers to a 132-40 record in 10 seasons on the job.

His record includes five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, five straight 20-win seasons, and five straight 10-win seasons in the Big East Conference.

The 132 career victories put him third all-time among NCAA Division I coaching starts after five seasons.

"I am grateful to the University of Pittsburgh for the opportunity and support that I have received here," he said on the school's Web site. "I'm fortunate to be surrounded by a special group of players, a great coaching staff, the most supportive administration in the country and tremendous fans. Our success can be attributed directly to those components."

"This contract extension is all about commitment: our commitment to Jamie and his commitment to the University of Pittsburgh," said athletic director Steve Pederson.

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