Texas A&M recently won its first regular season conference championship in more than 30 years, and the architect of the program’s rebuild received a handsome reward for it.
Texas A&M announced Saturday that it reached a five-year contract extension with basketball coach Billy Kennedy.
“I am extremely appreciative of the support and confidence that Texas A&M has demonstrated to me and to our staff,” Kennedy said in a press release. “This has been a team effort, and I am blessed to be coaching such a fine group of young men at an outstanding university. We still have a lot of work left to do this season, and I look forward to leading the Aggies for many years.”
Named the 2016 SEC Coach of the Year, Kennedy led the Aggies to a 24-7 record during the regular season and a share of the SEC crown. The news of the extension came just minutes before Texas A&M tipped off against LSU in the SEC Tournament semifinals in Nashville. The Aggies are poised to make their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2011.