Saturday, March 26, 2016
JACKSON, Mississippi -- Wayne Brent said multiple times throughout the 2015-16 season that next season would actually be his best team at Jackson State.
Now it appears Brent will get to coach that team.
Tigers Athletic Director Wheeler Brown confirmed an agreement has been reached in principle with Brent for a contract extension. Brent's current contract, which was for three seasons, expires on June 30 and pays him $100,000 annually.
Brown did not go into detail about the terms of the new agreement.
"We fully expect to get things done shortly," Brown said.
Brent won 11 games in each of his first two seasons, but coached JSU to its first 20-win season since 2007 this season.
The Tigers, who went 20-15, came up one basket short of an NCAA Tournament bid in a 54-53 loss to Southern in the finals of the SWAC Tournament.