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The University of Toledo has given women's basketball coach Tricia Cullop a contract extension through the 2021-22 campaign, the school said.
"We are very pleased to announce the extension of Tricia’s contract through the 2021-22 season," said Mike O’Brien, athletic director. "Her teams have compiled a list of very impressive accomplishments. In her five seasons as head coach, we have won two MAC regular-season titles, earned four MAC West Division titles and made four post-season appearances. This season, we were ranked in the Top 25 for the first time in 11 years and ranked No. 20 in the nation in home attendance. Best of all, she and her student-athletes have been embraced by the Toledo community, not only for their performance on the court, but also for their commitment to academic excellence and community service."
Cullop, who owns a 125-44 record in five seasons at UT, guided her team to a 29-4 record this past season. The Rockets advanced to the ‘Sweet 16’ of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament before falling to Illinois.
"It’s a privilege to work with such talented and caring people at Toledo," said Cullop, whose Rockets won the 2011 WNIT championship to become the first MAC basketball program to capture a national postseason tournament. "I’m extremely grateful to President Jacobs, Mike O’Brien and (Senior Woman’s Administrator) Kelly Andrews for this extension and the opportunity to continue to lead our women’s basketball program."