Friday, November 9, 2007

Hamilton 2 more at FSU

Seminoles extend coach Hamilton's contract two years

Florida State gave basketball coach Leonard Hamilton a two-year contract extension Thursday through 2012.

Hamilton begins his sixth season with the Seminoles, who won more than 20 games in each of the past two seasons. He is 87-71 overall at Florida State.

University President T.K. Wetherell believes the program is headed in the right direction, despite not reaching the NCAA tournament since 1998.

"Coach Hamilton advocates winning not only on the basketball court but also in the classroom and in the game of life," Wetherell said. "He builds winning basketball teams and young men of character."

The 59-year-old Hamilton took over a program that fell into disarray during Steve Robinson's five seasons. More...