Friday , Mar , 19 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

K-State gives Wooldridge a two-year extension

=== K-State gives Wooldridge a two-year extension ===

Manhattan, KS (Sports Network) – Kansas State announced Friday that the
university has given men’s head basketball coach Jim Wooldridge a two-year
contract extension.

Wooldridge, who had one year remaining on his original five-year
contract, has coached the Wildcats to a 51-65 record in four seasons.

“I have been encouraged by several things happening in our program under Jim’s
leadership,” said Kansas State director of athletics Tim Weiser. “Jim and I
recognize there is still much work to do in order to bring our basketball
program to the level we both desire. I think this year provided some momentum
for us to continue in a positive direction as evidenced by the young talent
that Jim has recruited and an improved record.”

Wooldridge and the Wildcats finished 14-14 in the 2003-04 season and 6-10 in
the Big 12 Conference. Both victory totals are the best for the Wildcats under
Wooldridge, and the most for the school since the 1998-99 campaign.

The 17-year college head coach also has held the top job at Central Missouri
State, Texas State and Louisiana Tech.