Greg White to Remain At Marshall

In a press release late this afternoon, Marshall University announced that men's basketball coach Greg White would be back at MU in 2002. However, the automatic annual extension of White's contract did not happen, effectively putting White on the clock to improve the program.

His current contract runs through the 2005-2006 season.

"The university is pleased that, under trying personal circumstances, Coach White won his 100th game this year," MU Athletics director Lance West said in the release. "But, this was the sixth year in a row that we did not win our conference championship. Our expectations for the future are higher."

White's record at Marshall is 101-69, a winning percentage of .594. He is the fourth-winningest coach in Thundering Herd history. The 42-year-old native of Mullens, W.Va., was a point guard for Marshall from 1978 through 1981, leading the team in assists each year.

However, the topic of White's future had been a popular one -at times a heated one at that- on local sports talk/call-in shows.

White's squad ended this season with a 15-15 record and lost to eventual MAC champion Kent State, 80-72, in the tournament quarterfinals in Cleveland.

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