Thursday , Aug , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Hawkins signs extension with Broncos

Kalamazoo, MI (Sports Network) – Western Michigan men’s head basketball coach
Steve Hawkins has signed a contract extension through the 2009-10 season.

“We are extremely excited to have coach Hawkins as a member of the Bronco
family for the next several seasons,” director of athletics Kathy Beauregard
said in a release. “He has already demonstrated the ability to direct the
program to high levels of success on the court and in the classroom and we
look forward to that continuing in the upcoming years.”

Hawkins was promoted from assistant coach prior to the 2003-04 season and
guided Western Michigan to a 26-5 record. The Broncos also made their third
NCAA Tournament appearance in school history and claimed the Mid-American
Conference West Division, regular season and tournament championships.

The 41-year-old Hawkins worked for three seasons with the Broncos as an
assistant under Robert McCullum, who left to accept the head position at the
University of South Florida.

“I would like to thank Kathy (Beauregard) and Dr. Bailey (University
President) for the trust they have displayed in my guidance of the program,”
Hawkins said. “I am excited about the future of Bronco basketball and
continuing the program’s positive growth.”

Hawkins compiled a 137-111 record in nine seasons as head coach at Quincy
University in Illinois — a Division II program.