Dayton coach Gregory given multi-year extension

Updated: October 20, 2005, 9:04 PM ET
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DAYTON, Ohio -- After guiding Dayton's men's basketball team to 42 wins in his first two seasons, Brian Gregory was rewarded Thursday with a contract extension through the 2012-13 season.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Dayton athletic director Ted Kissell said the deal reflects increases in compensation as well as incentives for performance and longevity.

"It is not just based on what Brian has accomplished in his first two years as our coach, but also for what we believe is to come," Kissell said. "Brian Gregory is the right man to move our men's basketball program to a position among the nation's best."

Gregory went 24-9 in his first season at Dayton, guiding the Flyers to an Atlantic 10 Conference West Division title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Last season, the Flyers went 18-11 and finished tied for second in the A-10 West.

Gregory's 42-20 record is the second-best start in Dayton history, trailing only Don Donoher's 45-13 mark.