Butler University has extended its men’s basketball coach’s contract. Chris Holtmann’s new deal runs through the 2021-2022 season.
Holtmann has been head coach since January 2015 and has amassed a 45-22 record. Holtmann and former coach Brad Stevens are the only coaches in Butler history to lead the team to the NCAA tournament in each of their first two seasons.
"This extension shows the commitment that both Chris and the University are making to the success of our men’s basketball program on and off the court," said Barry Collier, vice president and director of athletics for Butler. "Chris has led our team to significant accomplishments on the court these past two seasons, while also providing outstanding leadership as a key member of the Butler community."
Butler finished last season with a 22-11 record. Butler President James Danko said Chris has proven himself among the top tier coaches throughout the country.
"We have seen that translate to wins on the court. Chris continues to be an excellent ambassador for Butler University and our mission," said Danko. "On behalf of the Butler community, I’m excited for our future with Chris continuing to lead our men’s basketball program and the tremendous coaching staff and student-athletes who represent us so well."