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Longwood gives hoop's coach Gillian multi-year extension

Farmville, VA (Sports Network) - Longwood University has extended the contract of men's basketball head coach Mike Gillian. Financial terms were not released but the extension covers multiple years.

The Lancers were 17-14 last season, their best finish since beginning Division I competition in 2004-05. It was also their highest win total since the 2000-01 campaign. He has compiled a 51-130 record over is six years as head coach.

"I am excited about Mike Gillian's continued leadership of the Longwood men's basketball team," said director of athletics Troy Austin. "He has built a men's basketball program that can consistently compete with peer institutions."

Gillian was previously an assistant coach at George Mason University (1997-2003) and Bowling Green (1996-97).

07/02 14:22:13 ET