staff, staff, November 14, 2014

Fran McCaffery isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Iowa Director of Athletic Gary Barta announced McCaffery has signed a one-year extension to his current contract.

McCaffery is now signed through the 2019-2020 season.

?Fran?s passion, commitment, and abilities, continue to move the Hawkeyes in the right direction,? Barta said. ?I?m excited about this season and beyond.?

McCaffery has guided the Hawkeyes to three consecutive postseason tournaments (two NIT and one NCAA), and posted back-to-back 20-win and upper-division finishes in the Big Ten.

?I am grateful to Gary Barta and President Sally Mason for their continued support,?McCaffery said. ?It is a great honor to represent the University of Iowa and coach the young men in our program. We remain excited about the future of Iowa basketball.?

Iowa tips off the 2014-15 season tonight against Hampton in a 2K Classic Regional Round Game in Iowa City. Tipoff is slated for 8:32 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Court at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.