Friday , Mar , 18 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

O’Shea receives contract extension

Athens, OH (Sports Network) – Ohio University and men’s head basketball coach
Tim O’Shea agreed to a two-year contract extension. The deal will keep him at
the school through the 2009-10 season.

“We are thrilled to extend coach O’Shea’s contract as the head coach of our
men’s basketball team,” said school president Dr. Roderick McDavis. “We are
delighted that he is going to be our coach for the next five years. Coach
O’Shea is an outstanding member of the university community and an excellent
basketball coach.”

O’Shea is in his fourth season as head coach of the Bobcats and guided the
club to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1994.

Ohio (21-10) captured the Mid-American Conference Tournament with an 80-79
overtime victory over Buffalo in the championship game last Saturday and will
face Florida Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Nashville.

O’Shea was hired as the 15th head coach of the Bobcats on March 29, 2001 and
has compiled a 62-57 record at the school. Prior to his arrival at Ohio, he
spent 16 seasons as an assistant at Boston College, Rhode Island and Yale.