Houston’s Kelvin Sampson Signs Contract Extension

Following a record-setting year, University of Houston Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kelvin Sampson signed a contract extension through the 2024-25 season Thursday and will remain with the Cougars. The extension is pending University of Houston System Board of Regents approval.

“I am excited to be at the University of Houston. We built this program to a point where we can compete for championships now, and I am glad our administration is on board. (Chancellor) Renu (Khator), (UH System Board of Regents Chairman) Tilman (Fertitta) and (Vice President for Athletics) Chris Pezman) have done a great job of supporting all our programs. They have given us a chance to compete for championships. That’s all a coach wants,’ Sampson said. “I am proud of our team this year. The people that matter most are the players. Everything we do is for them. We have great young men who represent this University the right way. I am excited to continue to be the coach and recruit kids that our fan base can be proud of. We are excited about the future.”

 “We are delighted to have Kelvin Sampson continue to lead the Houston basketball program and to have the Sampson family in Houston for the future,” Houston Vice President for Athletics Chris Pezman said. “Coach Sampson has not only rehabilitated the Houston Basketball program but has reenergized an entire city and its University. We greatly appreciate his commitment to the University of Houston, and we look forward to many more exciting seasons and NCAA Tournament appearances.”

“Coach Sampson has brought a culture of winning and leadership to our basketball program that is contagious to every part of our University and I could not think of a better way to cap off our most successful season in 34 years than to have this agreement in place,” University of Houston President Renu Khator said. “Today represents a significant investment in the future of our Athletics program by furthering our commitment to being nationally competitive for many years to come.”

“The Houston Cougars are committed to winning at the highest level and under Kelvin’s coaching and leadership I have no doubt we will be competing for championships for years to come,” University of Houston Board of Regents Chairman Tilman Fertitta said. “This is a great day for the University of Houston, and it’s a great day for the city of Houston. Everyone wants a winner and we have one with this coach and this basketball program.”


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