McCaffery gets new eight-year deal

Updated: April 8, 2009, 4:21 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Siena coach Fran McCaffery, whose Saints have won two straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships, has signed a new eight-year contract.

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McCaffery, who had two years left on his previous contract, confirmed the deal to ESPN.com early Wednesday. The university made an afternoon announcement.

The terms have not been released. Siena athletics director John D'Argenio said in a prepared statement that he was pleased McCaffery and the school reached an agreement.

The Saints defeated Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA tournament in a No. 8 seed-9 seed game before losing to Louisville in the second round. As a 13 seed in the 2008 NCAA tournament, Siena upset Vanderbilt in the first round.

McCaffery, 49, is 85-44 in four seasons with Siena.

Andy Katz is a senior writer for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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