SMC’s Bennett inks 10-year deal

After leading the Gaels to the most successful decade in program history, Saint Mary’s College men’s basketball coach Randy Bennett has been rewarded with a new 10-year contract, Director of Athletics Mark Orr announced today.

This fall, Bennett enters his 11th season at Saint Mary’s. Over the last 10 years, he has guided the Gaels to victory in over 65 percent of their games with a 208-112 record and has led program to postseason tournament competition five times. In 2010, he guided the Gaels to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in the school’s modern history.

During his tenure, Bennett has become the school’s all-time wins leader, led the program to its first-ever post-season victories and had a player drafted (Patrick Mills, 2009) into the NBA for the first time since 1984. He earned two West Coast Conference Coach of the Year awards and was named a USA Basketball assistant coach for the team that represented the USA at the U19 World Championships this summer in Latvia.

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