UB signs Oats to contract extension

Nate Oats' new contract runs through the 2024 season

Kyle Powell
March 14, 2019 - 4:12 pm

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Just hours after the University at Buffalo's men's basketball team cruised past the Akron Zips in the MAC Quarterfinals on Thursday, the Bulls and head coach Nate Oats inked a five-year contract extension that will keep the two-time reigning MAC Coach of the Year in Buffalo until 2024.

UB Director of Athletics Mark Alnutt also chimed in via social media to announced the signing of Oats.

Oats has served as head coach of the Bulls since the 2015-16 season, compiling a 92-42 record. In those four seasons, Oats led UB to two MAC regular season championships (2017-18, 2018-19), a pair MAC Tournament Championships (2015-16, 2017-18), and two berths in the NCAA Tournament.

The Bulls are coming off a historic regular season in 2018-19, going 28-3 and 16-2 in conference play en route to a No. 1 seed in the ongoing MAC Tournament.

The team will face Central Michigan in the MAC Semifinals on Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Tip-off is set for 6:30 p.m. and can be heard on our sister station, ESPN 1520.

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