Tuesday , Mar , 30 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Loyola Marymount extends contract of hoops coach Aggers

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Loyola Marymount University extended the
contract of men’s head basketball coach Steve Aggers for two years. The deal
will keep Aggers with the school through 2007.

Aggers was hired as Loyola Marymount’s 22nd head coach in April of 2000.
During his four years at the helm, the program has made steady improvement and
finished the 2003-04 campaign with a 15-14 record. It was the first winning
mark in eight seasons.

“I am very pleased with the confidence our athletic director and university
administration has shown in me,” said Aggers. “It is pleasing to see that our
philosophy and vision for the future has been rewarded as we continue our
efforts. I love LMU and look forward to making continued positive progress in
building a championship program in the West Coast Conference.”

Prior to joining the Lions, Aggers enjoyed a five-year stint at Eastern
Washington, guiding the Eagles to a share of its first Big Sky Conference
title in school history during the 1999-00 season.

In 24 years as a collegiate head coach, Aggers has compiled a 358-343 record.