Thursday , Nov , 20 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Vols award Peterson with extension

Knoxville, TN (Sports Network) – Tennessee Volunteers head basketball coach
Buzz Peterson has signed a one-year contract extension that will keep him at
the school through the 2008-09 season.

Peterson is 32-28 in two seasons with the Vols. Last year, Tennessee
finished 17-12 and lost to Georgetown in the first round of the NIT.

Peterson was named the 16th head coach in Tennessee history on April 4, 2001
after helping the University of Tulsa to a 26-11 record and an NIT
championship in his only season with the Golden Hurricane.

His head coaching career began in 1996 at Appalachian State, where he spent
four campaigns. In seven seasons as a head coach, he has compiled a 137-78

The Vols start their season Friday against Wofford.