As first reported by StateCollege.com’s Ben Jones, Penn State men’s head basketball coach Pat Chambers received a three-year extension on Thursday afternoon.
Breaking: Pat Chambers inks four year extension— Ben Jones (@Ben_Jones88) May 3, 2018
Chambers led the Nittany Lions to 26 wins and the program’s second NIT Championship in the 2017-18 season
The road hasn’t always been easy for Chambers as head men’s basketball coach, but the 47-year-old from the Philadelphia area produced the second-most wins in program history this past season and was rewarded for his efforts.
Chambers, whose prior contract was set to expire in 2019, finished his seventh season in Happy Valley in March with a strong 26-13 record that pushed Chambers’ career record at Penn State to 113-122.
Prior to this past season, the Nittany Lions never had more than 18 wins under Chambers and never won more than seven conference games. This season, the Penn State finally broke the 20-win plateau for this first time since 2008-2009 when the Nittany Lions won 27-games and a NIT Championship under Ed DeChellis.
Chambers ability to recruit both the Philadelphia and Northern Virginia areas has proved fruitful as Penn State looks to become a regular competitor in the Big Ten going forward.