Thursday, October 10, 2013

Brian Katz Contract Extension

I realize I am over two months old on this news... but just noticed that Sacramento State head coach Brian Katz got a five year contract extension through 2018, extending him through 2017-18.

Since Katz took over the men's basketball program prior to the 2008-09 season, the team has improved its conference record every year, defeated two Pac-12 Conference opponents on the road (Oregon State and Utah) over a three-year span, and has set or tied numerous school records.

"We've been pleased with the progress our men's basketball program has made under Coach Katz," Wanless said. "His first five years have shown increased success, and we want to give him and his staff every opportunity to build the program we envision at Sacramento State. Coach Katz has been extremely committed to Sacramento State, and we wanted to show how committed we are to him.
Congrats to Coach Katz. There aren't many tougher jobs out there than Sacramento State, and the program is definitely in better shape now than when he got there.

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1 comment:

  1. I think 5 years is negligent. I could probably see a 3 year deal and maybe agree with it, but 5 is absurd. Had Katz gotten into the BSC Tourney last season then maybe I can somewhat buy off on this extension...but no BSC Tourney (in a largely awful BSC conference) with a program that continually makes the same mistakes in crunch time and I am left scratching my head.

    That said a new events center is being talked about again so maybe the powers that be didn't want to deal with a HC search while they make a push for facility improvements.