WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – After leading George Washington men’s basketball to the NCAA Tournament, with a 24-9 record, for the first time in seven years, head coach Mike Lonergan has been extended through the 2020-2021 season.

The Colonials’ 11th all-time NCCA Tournament appearance came after they were picked to finish 10th in the Atlantic 10 conference in the coaches’ preseason poll.

Lonergan is 47-47 in three seasons at George Washington, a program he took over after 6 seasons at the University of Vermont (126-68), and 12 seasons at (Division-III) Catholic University (251-88). He led Vermont to the NCAA Tournament in 2009-10.

“When I was hired at GW three years ago it fulfilled a career-long dream to coach at the highest level of college basketball,” Lonergan said. “Having had the opportunity to return to my roots and once again coach in the area where I grew up, it’s now my truest hope that this will be where I retire. I’m very grateful to be able to coach this proud program, and I want to thank President Knapp, Patrick Nero, my family, friends, players, assistants and staff who have helped to make this possible.”

Longergan is a Bowie, Md. native, a graduate of Archbishop Carroll High School and graduated from Catholic University in 1988.

Read the full press release here.


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