|Rick Byrd agrees to 5-year contract extension with Belmont|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 08 April 2008 13:46|
Belmont athletic director Mike Strickland made the announcement Tuesday. Terms of the agreement were not released.
Byrd has led Belmont to a league-record three consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference tournament titles, and the Bruins nearly upset Duke in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The Blue Devils edged Belmont 71-70 after the Bruins blew a late lead.
With 541 wins, Byrd is one of 15 active Division I men's basketball coaches with 500 or more career victories.