Greg Kampe Extended Through 2020 at Oakland

Photo taken on Saturday, January 16, 2016, in Detroit. (Jose Juarez/Special to The Detroit News)

Director of Athletics Jeff Konya announced on Monday that Oakland University and men’s basketball head coach Greg Kampe have agreed to terms for a contract extension. Kampe’s current contract was set to expire in May 2017, and will now run through the 2019-2020 season.

“Greg has done a great job with our transition into the Horizon League and his team met some important milestones in the classroom, in the community and on the court,” said Konya. “I appreciate my working relationship with Greg and like the direction our basketball program is heading in terms of our athletics culture and ethos. He is a virtual institution at this university and his results speak for themselves.”

Kampe just completed his 32nd season and led the Golden Grizzlies to their seventh postseason appearance over the last eight years, making a run to the Vegas 16 championship game. Oakland finished the season 23-12 to record its fifth 20-win season over the last eight seasons.

“I’m grateful that the University would extend my contract,” said Kampe. “I think it comes at a time that we have really been able to expand the Oakland basketball brand nationally having played on national television 12 times this year. The future of Oakland basketball and this program looks promising in all areas, not just winning on the court.”

The Defiance, Ohio native is one of three Division I head coaches to lead the same school for more than 30 seasons, joining Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim (40 seasons) and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski (36 seasons). Kampe ranks 18th among active Div. I head coaches with 558 wins and is 12th with 973 games coached.

Photo Courtesy Oakland Athletics

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