It's been more than 13 years since Fresno State made the NCAA Tournament, but the school believes Rodney Terry will eventually get the Bulldogs back.
On Monday, Fresno State AD Thomas Boeh announced he was giving Terry a three-year extension on his deal, settling the 46-year-old coach in until the end of the 2018-19 season. Terry has coached the Bulldogs for three seasons, amounting to a 45-57 record.
Prior to restructuring Terry's deal, the contract was set to go for another two years.
"Rodney Terry has changed the culture of our Fresno State men's basketball program," Boeh said via statement. "He has brought back the academic standards that we expect of our Bulldog student-athletes and the team delivered an exciting run on the court late in the season and into postseason play. There is an excitement building in the community that was clearly demonstrated last season with more fans returning to the Save Mart Center."
FSU went 21-18 last season, eclipsing the 20-win mark thanks to a run in the CBI finals.
"I am honored and thankful to Dr. Castro and Thomas Boeh for their continued support and commitment they have given to me and my staff," Terry said. "A culture based on hard work, consistency, and representing this great community has been established over the past three years, and we will continue to build on that foundation into the future."
The school notes a rise in attendance since Terry began coaching in 2011. The team's APR is up, and next season is expected to be a year in which the Bulldogs move up in the Mountain West standings.