College Basketball: Lebo gets extension from ECU
GREENVILLE ó East Carolina has extended the contract of men’s basketball coach Jeff Lebo through the 2018-19 season.
A statement from the school said the extension was approved by the school’s board of trustees on Friday.
In his first season in Greenville, Lebo led East Carolina to its first winning season in 14 years and its first postseason appearance since 1993. The Pirates finished the season at 18-16, the third-highest win total in school history and most by a first-year coach. East Carolina defeated Central Florida and then ousted top-seeded UAB to advance to the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament for the first time.
It was the first time that ECU did not finish below .500 in league play, posting an 8-8 C-USA record and tying for seventh-place.