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Dayton coach Gregory given multi-year extension

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.