BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Samford has signed basketball coach Scott Padgett to a five-year contract extension through the 2021-22 season.
Padgett led the Bulldogs to 20 wins during his third season. It was the program’s first winning season since 2005-06.
Samford set a number of school records last season, including points, free throws and assists. The Bulldogs also picked up the program’s first postseason victory, beating Canisius in the College Insider.com Postseason Tournament. All five starters return this season.
Athletic director Martin Newton announced the extension on Monday. Newton says Padgett “has brought a tremendous work ethic, passion and winning culture” to the program.
Padgett is a former Kentucky player and NBA first-round pick.
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