The new contract makes . . .
Oats has led the Bulls to one of their best seasons in university history, with a 29-3 overall record and a No. 1 seed in the Mid-American Conference tournament, underway in Cleveland.
Yesterday Oats was named the Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year for the second straight season, becoming the sixth MAC head coach since 1970 to win the award in back-to-back seasons.
UB defeated Akron, 82-46, on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the MAC tournament and moves on to the semifinals Friday.
"This new contract for Nate is extremely well deserved," said Alnutt. "I have been extremely impressed on how he has built this program to one that deserves national attention and respect. I would like to thank Dr. Tripathi for his leadership and tremendous support for our student-athletes and our athletic program as a whole. Furthermore, this could not have been done without the support of our dedicated fans base. I look forward to working with Nate and his staff for the remainder of this season and for many years to come."
For the 2018-19 season the Bulls have been nationally ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for 18 straight weeks, peaking as high as 14th in the nation. Under Oats, they posted a 16-2 record in conference play, winning the MAC regular season title outright for the second time in university history. The 16 MAC wins are a program record, while the 29 overall victories set a new program mark for wins.