Tuesday , Sep , 19 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Crean inks contract extension with Marquette

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – Marquette University has reached an agreement
with men’s basketball coach Tom Crean on a contract extension that will keep
him with the program through the 2016-2017 season.

“Marquette is proud to have attracted and to be able to retain a coach of Tom
Crean’s quality,” Marquette president Robert A. Wild said. “Tom reflects the
values of our university — in excellence, leadership and service — not only
through the basketball program but in who he is and how he contributes to both
the university and the community.”

Crean has averaged 20 wins in seven seasons with the Golden Eagles and led
them to a conference championship and six postseason appearances, including
the 2003 Final Four.

Crean’s 141 victories with Marquette rank third all-time at the school.