Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Cincinnati head men's basketball coach Mick
Cronin has agreed to a contract extension that will add one year to his deal
and run through the 2017-18 season.
Cronin could have one or two more years added if the Bearcats reach the NCAA
Tournament in either of the next two seasons.
"In an industry where coaching changes occur frequently, Mick brings a
tremendous amount of stability to our program and loyalty to our institution
and community. When Coach Cronin first arrived at UC, he had one scholarship
student-athlete on the roster. Our basketball program has steadily progressed
on an upward trajectory," athletic director Whit Babcock said in a statement
Wednesday. "Coming off a third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance, a fall
semester with the team achieving its highest grade point average since 2007
and a strength of schedule ranked 27th nationally, I'm pleased with the
accomplishments being made on the court and in the classroom. I look forward
to working with Mick and our staff in achieving our championship aspirations
for many years to come. Cincinnati men's basketball is well positioned for the
The Bearcats went 22-12 during the 2012-13 campaign, which ended with a
second-round loss to Creighton in the NCAA Tournament.
During the past three seasons, Cronin, who took over the program in 2006, has
guided Cincinnati to a 74-32 record. He ranks third in school history with 135
wins and has compiled a 204-124 career record over 10 seasons.
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