The Miami Hurricanes basketball team is coming off its best season in school history, boasting both an ACC regular season and tournament championship. It was the first time the Canes hoisted either hardwood trophy and the athletic department is hoping for far more of the same in the future.
To make that happen, Miami has announced the extension of coach Jim Larranaga’s contract through the 2022 season.
“Since Jim and Liz’s arrival at the University of Miami in 2011, they have had a tremendous impact not only on our basketball program and our student-athletes, but also on the South Florida community,” athletic director Blake James said. “The phenomenal on-court success of the team last season is just the start of something great. We are thrilled that Jim and Liz will be a fixture at UM for many years to come.”
Miami earned a berth in the Sweet 16, and the programs’s 29 wins last year also served as a school record. Larranaga was named college basketball’s Coach of the Year by several media outlets for his efforts.
The man knows a thing or two about longevity – and winning. Prior to arriving in South Beach in 2011, Larranaga spent 14 years at George Mason, leading the Patriots to a Final Four.