U of M Extends Basketball Coach Beilein’s contract


The University of Michigan has announced a contract extension for basketball head coach John Beilein that will run through 2020-2021.

Interm Director of Athletics Jim Hackett made the announcement on Wednesday. “John is one of the most respected coaches in the country and revered people within the university community,” said Hackett. “While he has accomplished many great things on the basketball court, it is his leadership, guidance and role as an educator that truly makes him one of our great ambassadors. We look forward to John continuing to represent the University of Michigan for many years to come.”

Beilein, who’s entering his 38th season as a collegiate head coach, had this to say:

“Kathleen and I are grateful for the opportunity to remain a part of the men’s basketball program for another six years,” said Beilein. “We wanted to thank the University of Michigan, President Schlissel, Jim Hackett, all the past teams, assistant coaches, students, administration, alums and especially the great fans for their patience, hard work and support during this past eight years. We have never been more excited about the future of our program. We look forward to competing for and winning more Big Ten championships in the years to come.”

Beilein has coached four collegiate teams, including Michigan. He is 166-110 as Michigan head coach and 642-385 overall.

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