Arkansas-Little Rock extends contracts of head basketball coaches
=== Arkansas-Little Rock extends contracts of head basketball coaches ===
Little Rock, AR (Sports Network) – The University of Arkansas-Little Rock
extended the contracts of men’s and women’s head basketball coaches Steve
Shields and Joe Foley through June 2011 on Thursday.
The university also extended the contract of athletic director Chris Peterson
through June 2011, rewarding the man who has reshaped Trojan athletics since
taking over in November 2000.
Foley led the Trojans to 13 victories last season — the most by a women’s
basketball team since the 1980-81 season. Foley also guided the program to its
first-ever postseason victory at the 2005 Sun Belt Conference Tournament.
Shields has guided the men’s program to back-to-back Sun Belt Conference East
Division championships during his first three years, while being recognized
for his tireless work as 2004 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year.