Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz gets 5-year extension
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte
coach Bobby Lutz has received a new five-year contract that will keep
him at the school through the 2012-13 season.
The school’s board
of trustees approved the new contract at a meeting Friday, ending an
uncertain time for Lutz after the school denied him a contract
extension last summer.
Lutz’s future was in doubt after the 49ers
went 14-16 in the 2006-07 season. Lutz said he was told to start
looking for other jobs. But he turned down the coaching job at South
Alabama last spring and said he was determined to turn things around at
The 49ers went 20-14 this season that included an
upset win at Clemson and a first-round loss to Nebraska in the NIT.
Contract talks began midway through the season.
Lutz is 188-126 in 10 seasons at Charlotte and is the school’s all-time winningest coach.