USC Basketball Coach Enfield Gets Contract Extension
April 6, 2017
Fourth-year USC men’s basketball head coach Andy Enfield, who has guided the Trojans to back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths and the most victories in a season in program history, has had his contract extended through the 2023 season, USC athletic director Lynn Swann announced. “With Andy Enfield as our head coach we have built consistency and stability in our men’s basketball program,” said Swann. “Extending Andy’s contract will allow that consistency and stability to continue. “The record-setting season we just had is proof that Andy has established the USC program as an annual contender on the national level.”Enfield led the 2017 Trojans to a 26-10 mark; the program’s most wins in a season. In 2017 USC got off to a 14-0 start, its best start since the 1971 season, and Troy went undefeated during nonconference play for just the sixth time in school history. The Trojans, who made consecutive NCAA trips for the first time since 2008-09, won a pair of games in the 2017 NCAA tourney. Enfield has seen his USC teams increase their win totals each season. In 2016, USC was 21-13 and earned its first NCAA berth in five years. USC’s 47 combined wins in the last two seasons is the most in a two-year stretch in school history. In addition to the success on the court the USC’s men’s basketball program has excelled in the classroom and three times has established the team record for highest grade-point average in a semester.
“Our coaching staff is proud of our players’ development and accomplishments both in the classroom and on the court,” said Enfield. “With the core of veteran returnees and incoming talented freshmen, we are excited about the future of USC basketball.