Seton Hall announced on Thursday that Bobby Gonzalez has received a contract extension to stay on as the Pirates men’s head basketball coach through the 2014-15 season.
Gonzalez will begin his fourth season as head coach on Friday, Nov. 13, when the Pirates host Saint Peter’s at the Prudential Center. In three seasons, he has amassed a 47-46 overall record in South Orange, which ranks him eighth on the school’s all-time wins list.
“Coach Gonzalez has brought us a long way in three years in the most competitive conference in the country,” said Seton Hall's president, Msgr. Robert Sheeran, in a statement. “He has my enthusiastic support and I’m looking forward to a memorable season this year.”
Predicted to finish 13th in the BIG EAST Conference in 2008-2009, Gonzalez guided Seton Hall to an 11th place finish with seven victories in conference play. It marked the second consecutive season that the Pirates were picked 13th but placed 11th. Seton Hall also notched 17 overall victories for a second straight year and won their first game in the BIG EAST Championship since 2003—a 68-54 victory over USF.
“I am excited and truly pleased with the devotion Seton Hall has shown me with this extension,” said Gonzalez, in a statement. “With the positive steps we’ve taken in our first three years, we now believe we are ready to take the program to the next level. The Seton Hall administration and overall community has been incredibly supportive throughout our time here and now we know we’ll be a part of this family for the long term.”