Tillette accepts three-year extension at Samford

Wednesday, August 2, 2006

In nine seasons, the coach has 149 wins and two NCAA appearances.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Samford men's basketball coach Jimmy Tillette has signed a three-year contract extension through the 2013 season, the university announced Tuesday.

Tillette, 56, is Samford's all-time winningest coach, leading Samford to a 149-113 record and two NCAA tournament appearances in nine seasons.

"This extension sends quite a statement about Samford University for a nationally respected coach like Jimmy Tillette to spend his entire head coaching career at our institution," Samford athletic director Bob Roller said.

Tillette has been at Samford since 1991, when he was an assistant on John Brady's coaching staff.

The Bulldogs went 20-11 last season and advanced to the championship game of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament.

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