Stanford extends contract of head coach Johnny Dawkins

Wednesday September 24th, 2014

Stanford announced Wednesday that it has extended the contract of head coach Johnny Dawkins. 

Per university policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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Dawkins led the Cardinal to an upset of No. 2 seed Kansas in last season's NCAA Tournament. Stanford, who was a 10-seed, defeated No. 7 seed New Mexico and Kansas before falling to No. 11 seed Dayton in the Sweet Sixteen. 

“Johnny Dawkins is a phenomenal educator and tireless worker,” said athletic director Bernard Muir. “Our on-court success last year combined with ongoing academic accomplishments and the overall development of our student-athletes illustrates Johnny’s ability to lead this program into the future.”

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The Cardinal finished 23-13 last season. Dawkins, a former No. 10 NBA draft pick out of Duke, has a 117-87 record in six seasons as the coach of Stanford.

- Molly Geary

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