Syracuse Signs Contract Extension With Jim Boeheim


Syracuse has signed current head coach Jim Boeheim to a contract extension, the school announced late Sunday afternoon. With the announcement that Syracuse Assistant Mike Hopkins had taken the head coaching position at Washington, the school moved quickly to secure the future of the program.

“Mike accepting the position at Washington has put us in a unique position,” said Syracuse Director of Athletics John Wildhack. “The circumstances are different now than they were when he was named head-coach-in-waiting.”

Boeheim announced that he would retire in March of 2018, but according to Adam Zagoria, Boeheim’s contract now extends his stay through the 2021-2022 season.

“After discussing it with Chancellor (Kent) Syverud, we believe the best decision for the student-athletes currently in the program and those who are committed to attending the University is to extend Coach Boeheim’s contract,” John Wildhack stated. “Jim has enthusiastically agreed.”

Boeheim is 901-354 all-time at Syracuse, trailing only Duke head man Mike Krzyzewski, and is the longest tenured coach at one institute, completing his 41st season this year.

“The Syracuse basketball program was built on the concept of family and that remains intact with Coach Boeheim agreeing to this contract extension,” said John Wildhack. “Having experienced assistant coaches like Adrian Autry and Gerry McNamara on the staff helps us maintain the elite standing the program has earned.”

Syracuse also announced the promotion of Adrian Autry to Associate Head Coach.


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