Fresno State men's basketball head coach Rodney Terry is in his sixth season with the program, and on Wednesday, he agreed to a contract extension to stay on for four additional seasons.
Talks of an extension began after last season when Terry led the program to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 15 years. The contract became finalized yesterday. It is a five-year retroactive agreement, spanning five seasons - starting with this current season in progress.
"It is an incredible honor to be the head coach here at Fresno State and I'm very excited about what we have built," Terry said in a press release. "We're really appreciative of the wonderful support we receive from our University and community. Dr. Castro has a vision for how academics and athletics are rising together at Fresno State, which is a further testament to how committed we are to winning on and off the court. We take great pride in how we represent the Valley."
Added Fresno State Athletic Director Jim Bartko, "The hard work and integrity Coach Terry brings to the program every day is just one of the reasons this new contact was developed and executed. Rodney is an excellent game prep coach and knows the X's and O's; however, it is his development of these students into young men who will make a difference in our community that is a wonderful attribute that makes Coach Terry special. I look forward to more championships and post season play under his leadership."
Terry is 93-87 overall at Fresno State, but is 69-48 since the 2013-14 season. The Bulldogs are currently on pace for their third winning season in four years. Terry's aggressive recruiting has been attributed as a key contributor for the program's turnaround.