MENS BASKETBALL

Texas State extends Kaspar through 2023

Texas State University's Director of Athletics Dr. Larry Teis has announced the extension of head men's basketball coach Danny Kaspar through the 2022-2023 season, effective immediately.

"We are thrilled to extend coach Kaspar as our head men's basketball coach," Teis said. "He has put together a couple of historic seasons on the court, while cultivating a successful academic culture off the court. We are extremely excited to move forward under his leadership."

In the 2018-19 season, coach Kaspar moved to No. 3 all-time with 98 victories at the helm of the men's basketball program. He has logged a pair of 20-plus win seasons over the last three years with the previous 20-win season dating back to the 1993-94 season. The 2016-17 team (22-14) made an appearance in the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championship game, while the 2018-19 team (24-10) reached the semifinals round. As a result, both teams received an invitation to participate in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Kaspar has had four All-Sun Belt Conference selections and three NABC honorees, including the program's first first-team selection in junior guard Nijal Pearson. Last season, the program set a new single-season attendance record of 44,772 fans, highlighted by a crowd of 6,581 on Feb. 2 vs. UTA, the most ever in Strahan Arena.

Due to a program-best 12-5 mark since joining the league, Kaspar was named the HoopsHD.com Coach of the Year for the Sun Belt Conference and named a finalist for the 2019 Skip Prosser Man of the Year and the 2019 Hugh Durham National Coach of the Year.

"I am very excited about receiving an extension from Texas State University," coach Kaspar said. "Texas State is a fine place to work and I believe we have the potential to build something very special with our men's basketball program. I am looking forward to working hard to bring a Sun Belt Conference title to the program."

In addition to the success on the court, the men's basketball program has a four-year average APR at 967. Fifty-five student-athletes have won the Bobcat Academic Excellence Award (3.0-3.9 GPA), while five have won the Star of Excellence Award (4.0 GPA). Twenty have been selected to the Dean's List, and 15 have been tabbed to the Sun Belt Conference Academic Team or Commissioner's List. In 2016-17, the men's basketball program held the league's highest GPA at 3.04.

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April 18, 2019

Men's Basketball