Marquette President Michael Lovell announced a contract extension through the 2021-22 season for men's basketball head coach Steve Wojciechowski. Lovell made the announcement Tuesday afternoon on Twitter.
1 more Christmas present for the @MarquetteU community. I'm excited to extend @steve_wojo's contract to 2021-22! pic.twitter.com/7zu5AMA4aF— Michael Lovell (@PresLovell) December 29, 2015
The terms of the contract were not disclosed. His original contract had a 6-year term, which means this new deal is adding a year to the original term, though I'm sure some of the finances have changed as well in the new contract.
"We are thrilled with the direction the program is heading under Steve’s leadership," Vice President & Director of Athletics Bill Scholl said in a statement released by Marquette. "This extension not only illustrates our commitment to what Steve and his staff are building at Marquette, but also his commitment to the University."
Wojciechowski, a former player and longtime assistant under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke, has amassed a record of 23-21 through his first 44 games at the helm of the Marquette program and the Golden Eagles are off to a 10-2 start in the non-conference. They are also currently on a 9-game winning streak. Wojciechowski has also had success on the recruiting trail, most notably by securing top 10 recruit Henry Ellenson. The other members of the 2015 recruiting class weren't exactly slouches as Haanif Cheatham was top 100, Traci Carter and Matt Heldt were top 150, while Sacar Anim was top 200.
"I am extremely grateful for the support the University provides our program on a daily basis," Wojciechowski said. "It’s a team effort, on and off the court, and the belief in what we are building is tremendous and will play a key role in keeping Marquette among the elite programs in the country."