ROCK HILL, S.C. — Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey has received a five-year contract extension from the school that runs through the 2021-22 season.

The school announced the deal for Kelsey on Friday, a few hours before the Eagles opened their season against Southern Illinois.

Kelsey has spent five years at Winthrop . He led the Eagles to a 26-7 record last year, winning the Big South Conference Tournament and earning an invite to the NCAA Tournament.

Kelsey had initially accepted a job with Massachusetts last March, but had a change of heart and returned to Winthrop. Kelsey has a 102-59 mark in five seasons with the Eagles.

Athletic director Ken Halpin says Kelsey had infused the program with high character along with on-court success.


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