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Mike Lonergan Extended Through 2020-21 as George Washington Basketball Coach

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RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 21: Head coach Mike Lonergan of the George Washington Colonials reacts in the second half against the Memphis Tigers during the Second Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

RALEIGH, NC – MARCH 21: Head coach Mike Lonergan of the George Washington Colonials reacts in the second half against the Memphis Tigers during the Second Round of the 2014 NCAA Basketball Tournament at PNC Arena on March 21, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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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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