Eustachy gets extension at Southern Miss
Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) – Southern Mississippi has given men’s
basketball coach Larry Eustachy a two-year contract extension that will run
through the 2010-2011 season.
The extension, which will include a substantial raise, is subject to IHL Board
approval during their May meeting.
Eustachy has compiled a 41-49 record as the Southern Miss head coach in three
seasons. He has tallied a 301-194 record over 16 seasons as a collegiate head
“I feel extremely loyal to Southern Miss because of the loyalty shown to me
three years ago when I was hired,” Eustachy said. “There was never any doubt
that this is where I wanted to be.”
The Golden Eagles finished 20-11 last season, including a 9-7 mark in
Conference USA. It was the first winning season for the school since the
Eustachy was the head coach at Iowa State until resigning during the 2002-03
season after he was photographed holding a beer can and kissing a female
student on the cheek in a Columbia, Missouri apartment following a loss to
Missouri. At the time, Eustachy admitted to being an alcoholic and apologized
for his behavior.