USF men's basketball coach Rex Walters has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him with the school through the 2015-2016 season.
Walters is in his fourth year on the hilltop, and has the Dons out to a 4-1 start this season.
The Bay Area native began his college career at Northwestern before transferring to Kansas for his final two years of eligiblity.
He led the Jayhawks to the 1993 Final Four and was an All-Big Eight performer both seasons with the Jayhawks.
In a short period of time, Coach Walters has revitalized one of the most storied programs in college basketball history, Athletic Director Scott Sidwell said. We are committed to making Dons Basketball one of the top programs in the nation and we are confident that Coach Walters has San Francisco on the right track to achieve some lofty goals.
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Walters led the Dons to a 10-4 record in the West Coast Conference a season ago, the best conference record for the green and gold since 1981.
I just want to thank Father Privett, the USF Board of Trustees, Charlie Cross and Scott Sidwell for doing this for me, Walters said. It is important that our current players and recruits know that there is a commitment from the University of San Francisco to keep me here to continue building an outstanding program.
USF returned all five starters to this year's squad, and was picked to finish fourth in the WCC Preseason Media Poll.
The Dons are spending Thanksgiving week playing in the Great Alaska Shootout, as they open up against Dartmouth on Wednesday night at 9:30.
They will also play on Friday and Saturday in Alaska before returning home.
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Drew Shiller is a Web Producer at CSNBayArea.com. You can follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller