Monday , Aug , 07 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Penn State signs hoops coach DeChellis to extension

State College, PA (Sports Network) – Penn State University signed men’s
basketball coach Ed DeChellis to a two-year contract extension of Monday.

The deal will keep DeChellis at the helm of the Nittany Lions program through
the 2010-11 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“We are very excited with the direction coach DeChellis has our men’s
basketball program heading and are pleased that he will continue to
lead the program into the future,” Penn State athletic director Tim Curley
said. “Ed has energized the program and the Penn State basketball community
and the team has made great strides in his first three years.”

DeChellis piloted Penn State to its most successful campaign in five years
last season. The Nittany Lions recorded a 15-15 record and won a Big Ten
Tournament game. The program also hosted an opening round NIT game vs.
Rutgers, its first post-season appearance in five years.

“I appreciate the contract extension and the confidence that Tim (Curley) has
shown in me, my staff and the program,” DeChellis said. “I’m proud of what our
players are accomplishing on the floor and in the classroom. We have built a
foundation for a program that will continue to grow as we work towards our
goal of winning a Big Ten championship.”