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DeVries Gets Contract Extension At Drake

March 18, 2021 6:02am

Drake University Director of Athletics Brian Hardin has announced that the University and head men's basketball coach Darian DeVries have agreed to an 8-year contract extension through the 2028-29 season.
DeVries, who is currently in his third season at Drake, guided the Bulldogs to their first at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament this season after compiling 25 wins, the third-most in the nation and third-most in program history. DeVries has a career record of 69-28 at Drake with three-straight 20-win seasons.
In three seasons, DeVries has twice been named the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year and is only the second Drake head coach to earn the honor multiple times. Earlier this month, he was also named a semifinalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award.
Under DeVries' leadership, the Bulldogs won the 2018-19 MVC regular-season title and have appeared in the MVC Tournament semifinals three-straight seasons with one title game appearance. The Bulldogs have earned a total of 24 All-MVC honors during those three seasons.
DeVries and the men's basketball team take on Wichita State Thursday evening in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.