TOLEDO, Ohio - University of Toledo men's head basketball coach Tod Kowalczyk has signed a contract extension, keeping him on Bancroft Street through the 2023-24 season.
"Our men's basketball program continues to thrive under Tod's leadership," athletic director Mike O'Brien said. "His teams have consistently been among the elite programs in the Mid-American Conference, and we look forward to even greater success in the future. Just as importantly, Tod cares about his players as student-athletes, establishing an academic culture that is also at the top of the MAC."
Kowalczyk has helmed the Rockets for the last nine seasons, compiling 167 wins. That is third on the school's all-time victory list. During the 2018-19 season, Toledo captured its second consecutive MAC West Division title with a 13-5 league mark. The Rockets also earned a berth into the National Invitational Tournament, the school's 9th invitation.
In addition to winning on the court, the Rockets have also achieved tremendous success in the classroom under Kowalczyk. Toledo earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Excellence Award for 2018-19, the fourth time in the last six seasons the Rockets have been so honored. Also, Toledo's most recent Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 979 ranked second among the 12 MAC men's basketball programs.
"I am thankful for the opportunity given to me and my staff by President (Sharon) Gaber and Mike O'Brien," said Kowalczyk. "We are extremely fortunate to have their support and leadership. I am proud of the program we have built here, and I am very excited about the prospects for next year's team."