Delaware extends Inglesby through 2028-29

Delaware men’s basketball head coach Martin Ingelsby has signed a contract extension through the 2028-29 season, Director of Athletics, Community, and Campus Recreation Chrissi Rawak announced on Monday. Ingelsby, who begins his seventh season at the helm of the program, has two years remaining on his contract and will receive an additional five years after that.

“Martin has done an outstanding job leading our men’s basketball program,” University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis said. “Being able to continue to have him as the leader of our championship-caliber program will benefit our institution and student-athletes immensely. Eleni and I are excited to cheer on our men’s basketball program as they defend their 2022 CAA Championship with pride.”

In six seasons leading the Blue Hens, Ingelsby has a 95-87 record with three seasons above .500 (excluding the shortened 2020-21 season), a pair of 20-win campaigns, and was just one of three Division I schools to increase its win total in four consecutive years from 2016-20. During the 2019-20 season, Delaware set a program record by winning its first nine games, earning a vote in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time in two decades. His success culminated in 2022 as he and his staff returned UD to the NCAA Tournament after claiming the 2022 Colonial Athletic Association Championship Tournament title and earning the league’s automatic bid. 

“I’m incredibly excited to extend Martin’s contract,” Rawak said. “Under his leadership, our men’s basketball program has returned to the forefront of the CAA and positioned us very well for the future. His desire to connect with our student-athletes has been evident from day one and I couldn’t be more proud to have him and his staff continuing to lead our Blue Hens to new heights.”

Ingelsby has coached his Blue Hens to 11 all-conference, five all-district, and three rookie of the year nods, while seeing six student-athletes sign professional contracts, including Nate Darling, who became the first Blue Hen to play in the NBA.

“My family and I are honored to be a part of the University of Delaware and this great community,” Ingelsby said. “I want to thank President Assanis, Chrissi Rawak, and the Board of Trustees for their continued support and commitment to our basketball program. I’m incredibly proud of the program we have built over the last six years and I couldn’t be more excited for the future of Delaware basketball.”

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