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      Univ. of Toledo signs coach Kowalcyzk to contract extension

      University of Toledo men's basketball coach Tod Kowalcyzk

      U niversity of Toledo men's basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk has signed a contract extension that keep him with the Rockets through the 2020-2021 season.

      After leading the Rockets to a 27-7 season, and rebuilding the program since joining the school in 2010. At the time, the men's team was coming off a 4-28 season, its third losing-season in a row.

      Kowalczyk has since led the Rockets to 61-37 overall, a share of the Mid-American Conference title, and a National Invitational Tournament appearance.

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      "Tod established our basketball program as one of the top mid-major programs in the country this past year, and we are extremely excited as we look forward to a bright future," said UT Athletic Director Mike O'Brien. "Tod and his staff have steadily improved our program throughout his tenure."

      47-year-old Kowalcyzk is a Wisconsin native. Along with his efforts on the court, he has also fostered academic growth amongst players. The men's basketball team posted a 3.030 team GPA last fall.

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