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Major signs extension with 49ers
Coach's deal good through 2017-18 season
 
Published Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:28 pm
by Herbert L. White

Alan Major will lead the Charlotte 49ers basketball program for the foreseeable future.


The university and Major agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2017-18 season.


“I am pleased with the direction of our men’s basketball program under the leadership of Alan Major,” Charlotte Athletics Director Judy Rose said in a statement. “We are trending in the right direction. Our team played in post season for the first time since 2008. His recruiting model is based on getting quality young men into our program… good basketball players with strong character and a strong desire to graduate.  I am confident that we will be successful in Conference USA.”


Charlotte improved to 21-12, 8-8 in the Atlantic 10 last season, Major’s third season with the program. The 20-win season was the 49ers’ first since 2008 and also earned them a berth in the National Invitational Tournament, the school’s first postseason appearance since 2008.
Charlotte won the Great Alaska Shootout title, the 49ers’ first regular-season tournament championship since the 2004 Cable Car Classic.


“As a coaching staff, we are excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue our journey at Charlotte,” Major said. “I am thankful for the support and leadership of Chancellor Dubois and Judy Rose. I would like to give credit to our coaching staff, players and support staff for the part that they have played in this extension. I am very excited about the future of Charlotte basketball.”


The 49ers, who are moving to Conference USA in 2013-14, return four starters next season.

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