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Louisville Cardinals agree to contract extension with women's basketball coach Jeff Walz

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Sixth-ranked Louisville and women's basketball coach Jeff Walz have agreed to a contract extension through 2028.

Financial terms were not released.

Walz's previous deal had previously been extended in 2018 through the 2024-25 season.

"It has been 15 years of hard work, doing things the right way and lots of on and off the court wins that have made this extension possible," said Walz, who thanked athletic director Vince Tyra, university president Neeli Bendapudi and the school's athletic board in a news release.

Louisville will begin the season on Nov. 12 against national runner-up Arizona in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Walz enters his 15th season as Louisville's winningest coach, at 385-108, including 26-4 last season. He has won four consecutive ACC regular season championships, and the Cardinals reached their sixth NCAA Tournament Elite Eight last spring. They made the Final Four in 2009, 2013 and 2018.