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Richmond inks Mooney to 10-year deal

March 27, 2011 at 8:09 PM

RICHMOND, Va., March 27 (UPI) -- The University of Richmond said Sunday it has signed men's basketball Coach Chris Mooney to a 10-year contract extension.

The deal will run through the 2020-21 season, Athletics Director Jim Miller said.

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"Chris Mooney has demonstrated that he is the right fit for the University of Richmond. He has attracted quality student-athletes and guided them to success both on the court and in the classroom," Miller said.

The big contact comes after Mooney took Richmond to a 29-8 season, during with the Spiders won their first-ever Atlantic 10 Conference title and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament before bowing to Kansas.

Mooney, the team's head coach since 2005-06, has compiled a 112-87 record.

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