Tuesday , May , 10 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Boeheim agrees to contract extension

Syracuse, NY (Sports Network) – Syracuse University basketball coach Jim
Boeheim has agreed to a four-year contract extension, according to athletic
director Dr. Daryl Gross.

Boeheim, who had two years left on the current deal with his alma-mater, has
been head coach at Syracuse since the 1976-77 season.

“This contract extension recognizes Jim Boeheim for who he is — one of the
top college basketball coaches in the country,” Gross said. “We are thrilled
to have a commitment from him to continue running our men’s basketball program
for an additional four years.”

Boeheim completed his 29th season at the helm and guided the Orange to a 27-7
record in 2004-05. Syracuse also made its 24th NCAA Tournament appearance
under Boeheim, but suffered an overtime loss to Vermont in the first round.

During Boeheim’s tenure on the Hill, the Orange have compiled a 703-241
record and 27 20-win campaigns. Boeheim’s hoops expertise has helped
Syracuse to three NCAA Championship games, including winning it all in
2003 against Kansas. The Orange lost title games to Indiana in 1987 and
Kentucky in 1996.

“I am appreciative of the university’s effort to put together this contract
extension,” Boeheim said. “The administrative and community support we receive
allows our program to remain competitive in Division I college basketball. At
Syracuse, I look forward to that challenge each year.”

Boeheim, the 18th coach in Division I history to reach the 700-win mark, will
be formally inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in

The native of Lyons, NY is a three-time Big East Coach of the Year and leads
the conference with 311 victories.