Saturday , Dec , 23 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Akron signs Dambrot to five-year deal

Akron, OH (Sports Network) – The University of Akron signed head men’s
basketball coach Keith Dambrot to a new five-year contract, director of
athletics Mack Rhoades announced on Friday.

Dambrot has registered a 49-22 record in two-plus seasons with the Zips, and
is now under contract through the 2011 season. He originally signed a five-
year deal when he was hired in March, 2004.

“Keith has proven himself to be a tremendous asset to both the University and
Akron community,” Rhoades said. “He is a wonderful ambassador for the
institution, demonstrating great passion for the University and people of
Akron. He is an exceptional coach, leading the mens basketball program to
great achievement during his first two years as head coach. Likewise, he is
concerned with the well being of our student-athletes academically,
athletically and socially.”

Dambrot, 48, helped lead the Zips to a 23-10 record last season for the most
wins in the program’s Division I era, and the school’s first Division-I
postseason victory with an 80-73 overtime win at Temple in the opening round
of the National Invitation Tournament. UA is off to a 7-2 start this season.