Stockton, Calif. - University of the Pacific Vice President of External Relations and Athletics Ted Leland has announced the contract extension Women's Basketball Head Coach Lynne Roberts. The extended contract now runs through June of 2017.
"After an outstanding season and a majority of our student-athletes returning, I am excited about the future of our women's basketball program," said Leland. "Extending the contract of Coach Roberts gives the program a stable foundation moving forward."
Roberts is finishing her sixth year as head coach of the Tigers' women's basketball program. In 2011-12 she led the Tigers to the Women's National Invitation Tournament, just the second postseason tournament appearance in program history. The Tigers advanced to the second round of the WNIT, getting the program's first-ever postseason victory with a 77-62 victory over Arizona State. Pacific also picked up a regular season win over NCAA Tournament participant Florida. Roberts led the Tigers to 18 wins in 2011-12 and has 155 career coaching victories. With almost the entire roster returning for 2012-13, it appears likely that the Tigers will be among the top teams in the Big West Conference.
"I'm extremely grateful and excited to sign an extension here at Pacific," said Roberts. "The trust and confidence of President Eibeck and Dr. Leland means a great deal to our program. Our program is definitely headed in the right direction. We have wonderful student-athletes that love Pacific and love being here. I am looking forward to taking the next step with Pacific Basketball. We have had a taste of the postseason and the next step is to win a league title and get into the NCAA Tournament. We are looking forward to our final year in the Big West Conference and our transition to the West Coast Conference."