Pecora gets contract extension at Fordham

Fordham University has announced a contract extension for men's basketball coach Tom Pecora, through the 2016-17 season.

Pecora took over at Fordham after the Rams won just two games in the 2009-10 season, and has won 17 games in his first two seasons at the helm, including victories over St. John's, Georgia Tech and a nationally-ranked Harvard team.

"Tom Pecora has done a tremendous job getting the Fordham program moving in the right direction," said athletic director Frank McLaughlin in a statement. "Tom has worked tirelessly to improve all facets of the program, not only upgrading the on-the-court results but he has also revitalized our alumni and fan base and has brought Fordham basketball great exposure on the national level."

"I'm grateful to the university for making this commitment to myself, my staff and my family," Pecora said. "Since our first day at Fordham we have been doing everything possible to get this tradition-rich program back to where it should be and we will continue to work hard in order to accomplish our goals and represent Fordham in a first-class manner."