Wednesday , Apr , 11 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

UMass extends Ford’s contract

Amherst, MA (Sports Network) – The University of Massachusetts extended the
contract of men’s basketball coach Travis Ford for five years, keeping him at
the school through the 2014-15 season.

The 37-year old Ford had three years remaining on his original five-year deal.

“We are thrilled that Travis has made a commitment to UMass basketball,” said
athletic director John McCutcheon. “This past season was very exciting for our
university and our fans. Travis has brought Minuteman basketball back to
national recognition with his solid leadership. This extension shows that we
are pleased with where UMass basketball is headed under Travis’ guidance.”

The Minutemen compiled a 24-9 record this past season, their best record in 11
years. UMass captured a share of the 2007 Atlantic 10 regular-season title.
The Minutemen advanced to the second round of the NIT before losing to
eventual champion West Virginia.

Ford finished his 10th season as a head coach in 2006-07 and second at UMass.
He has a 165-135 overall record overall, including 37-24 with the Minutemen.