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Rainbow Warriors head coach Ganot signs 2-year contract extension

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MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

University of Hawaii men’s basketball head coach Eran Ganot will remain on board for two more years, according to the university’s athletic department.

Ganot originally signed a three-year contract when hired in the spring of 2015, but he has just signed a two-year contract extension which will run through the 2019 to 2020 season.

"Eran embodies winning with integrity," athletic director David Matlin said. "He's been a difference-maker for our basketball program as well as our entire department.  We're excited to extend his contract.  Eran and his staff are committed to building an elite program here and this extension reflects our commitment to his vision."

Ganot led Hawaii to historic season in his first season as head coach, winning both the Big West regular season and tournament titles and recording the most wins in school history (28). The New Jersey native led the Rainbow Warriors to their first NCAA appearance since 2002 and their first-round win over California was the program to its first-ever NCAA tournament victory.

“I'm grateful to David and the university for their unwavering support of our program and our entire athletics department,” Ganot said. “I feel honored to have the opportunity to do what I love at a place that means so much to my family and I.”

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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