Monday , Mar , 26 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Fife given extension at IPFW

Fort Wayne, IN (Sports Network) – IPFW has rewarded men’s basketball coach
Dane Fife with a contract extension through the 2012-13 season.

Fife has a record of 22-35 in two years as the Mastodons’ helm, including a
mark of 12-17 this past season. IPFW has been competing as an independent and
will join the Mid-Continent Conference next season.

“Two years ago I took this job with the goal that we would take this program
to new heights,” Fife said. “While we have made great strides, the job is far
from finished. There is work to do. I am thankful for the commitment that IPFW
has made to us and by accepting this extension, I am reaffirming my pledge to
help transform IPFW Men’s Basketball into a first rate program.”

Fife is a 2002 graduate of Indiana University and helped the Hoosiers to the
2002 Final Four. He was an assistant at Indiana before taking the reins at