PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington Insist signed coach Kyle Smith to a contract extension Thursday that goes through the 2026-27 season and adds two years to the favorite contract he became once given when he became once hired.
Smith became once brought in as the replace for Ernie Kent in March 2019 and fleet brought optimism lend a hand to the Cougars program. Washington Insist has finished .500 or above in each and each of Smith’s first two seasons. The finest other coach to accomplish that in Washington Insist history became once Tony Bennett.
“The rebirth in our males’s basketball program since Kyle arrived two years ago has been excellent,” athletic director Pat Chun talked about. “Kyle’s capacity to attract and produce top expertise has revitalized no longer easiest our males’s basketball program, however our fan scandalous as successfully. The manner forward for Cougar basketball is in correct fingers below Kyle’s leadership and we are mad he’ll be a Cougar for just a few years to attain.”
Washington Insist went 16-16 in Smith’s first season in 2019-20 and closing season went 14-13. Smith has also brought an influx of expertise to Pullman, Washington, with a pair of recruiting courses ranked in the top 60 nationally.
Prior to piquant to the Palouse, Smith spent three seasons as the top coach at San Francisco, the set he compiled a epic of 63-40.