John Beilein, who guided the Michigan Wolverines to the finals of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, has signed a contract extension to stay on as the team's head coach through the 2018-19 season. University of Michigan director of athletics, David Brandon, announced the extension today.
Beilein has overseen a Maize and Blue resurgence during his time in Ann Arbor and will enter the 2013-14 campaign -- his seventh at U-M -- with a 122-85 overall record, which he bolstered last year due to a stellar 31-8 mark, tying the school record for most wins in a season. Michigan lost to Louisville in the NCAA championship game, but only after an electrifying run in the postseason tourney.
In a story posted today (July 17) to MGoBlue.com, Brandon called the head coach a "tremendous ambassador" and went on to say, "He recruits outstanding young men to represent the men's basketball program and develops them as players, students and future leaders. John has built a program that will compete for Big Ten championships on a regular basis and make exciting NCAA Tournament runs. We look forward to John, Kathleen and the entire Beilein family representing the University of Michigan for the foreseeable future."