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UT men’s coach signs extension through 2017

Source: The Blade Source: The Blade

TOLEDO,OH (Toledo News Now) – University of Toledo Athletic Director Mike O'Brien announced that the school has agreed to a contract extension with head basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk through the 2016-2017 season Thursday.

In his first year as head coach last season Kowalczyk lead the rockets to their first winning season (19-17) in four years. 

Although the team faces NCAA sanctions for academic performance over the past four seasons, under Kowalczyk's leadership the team's grades have improved considerably.  The team posted a combined 3.011 GPA in the 2012 spring semester

"I'm very honored and appreciative of the confidence and faith President Lloyd Jacobs and Mike O'Brien have displayed in me with this contract extension," Kowalczyk said in a statement. "We look forward to building this program the right way with high-character student-athletes who graduate and compete for championships."

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