Men’s basketball coach gets five-year contract extension

Kent State head coach Rob Senderoff reacts as Jimmy Hall makes a basket during the first half of the MAC Tournament game against the University of Akron on Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Quicken Loans Arena. The Flashes fell to the Zips, 53-51.

Jimmy Miller

Kent State announced men’s basketball coach Rob Senderoff signed a five-year contract extension on Sunday, extending his tenure through the 2020-2021 season.

In a press release, Senderoff thanked Athletic Director Joel Nielsen and President Beverly Warren for their commitment to him. Senderoff carries a 81-54 record as coach of the Flashes and led the team to a share of the regular-season Mid-American Conference title this past season. The Flashes dropped a conference quarterfinal contest to the University of Akron 53-51, but reached the Tournament quarterfinals just weeks later. Northern Arizona edged the Flashes in overtime, 74-73.

Senderoff penned his initial deal in 2011, worth $250,000 with performance incentives. The Kent State job is his first head coaching job, although he spent seven years on the Flashes’ coaching staff as an assistant coach from 2002 to 2006 and as associate head coach from 2008 to 2011.

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