Maryland Coach Brenda Frese receives multi-year contract extension


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Maryland women’s basketball coach Brenda Frese has signed a multi-year contract extension that will keep her in College Park through at least 2021, the school announced Friday. The reigning ACC coach of the year could earn up to four additional years with rollovers.

Frese won the 2006 national championship, the first and only title in school history, and last season guided the Terrapins to the NCAA tournament’s round of 16 despite a rash of injuries that left the team with eight scholarship players. Maryland (2-0) is ranked seventh this season and plays No. 1 Connecticut tonight at Comcast Center.

“Coach Frese has been the driving force in putting Maryland women’s basketball in a position of national prominence during her time here in College Park,” Athletic Director Kevin Anderson said in a statement. “Her 2006 national title, ACC dominance and consistent top recruiting classes have made Maryland a contender year after year.”

Frese has an overall record of 280-81 (.749) at Maryland. The Terrapins have finished in the top four in the ACC in six of the last seven years and won the 2009 and 2012 ACC titles. In her 11 postseason appearances, she’s taken the Terrapins to five region semifinals and four region finals.

“I truly feel like this is the best place in the country to be in so many different ways,” Frese said. “There’s no place that has a better combination of where to live, where to get a great education and where to have a great basketball experience. “

Gene Wang is a sports reporter covering multiple beats, including Navy football, the Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, women’s basketball, auto racing, boxing and golf. He also covers Fantasy Football.

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