Towson, MD (Sports Network) - Towson University head men's basketball coach
Pat Skerry agreed to a two-year contract extension on Thursday.
Skerry was named to his current role in the spring of 2011, inheriting a
program coming off a 4-26 season and facing NCAA sanctions for poor numbers in
the Academic Performance Rates.
"Watching Coach Skerry's historic turnaround with the Towson men's basketball
program both academically and competitively in the last two years, we are
excited to announce this extension," said Towson's interim director of
athletics Tricia Turley Brandenburg. "Pat and his staff have done a tremendous
job developing and recruiting the type of student-athletes that are willing to
work hard on the court and in the classroom."
After a difficult 1-31 campaign, the Skerry-led Tigers made NCAA history last
season by posting the largest single-season turnaround. Towson registered its
first winning season in 17 years and its 18 wins were the most since 1993-94.
"I came here to Towson to build a basketball program that would represent this
institution both athletically and academically and make our fans and alumni
proud," said Skerry, who is now under contract through the 2018-19 season.
Towson is now eligible for both Colonial Athletic Association and NCAA
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