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St. John’s extends coach Mike Anderson through 2026-27

Jan 18, 2021; Storrs, Connecticut, USA; St. John’s Red Storm head coach Mike Anderson watches from the sideline in the second half against the Connecticut Huskies at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

St. John’s extended the contract of head coach Mike Anderson through the 2026-27 season, the school announced Thursday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

The extension comes after the Red Storm finished the 2020-21 season with a 16-11 (10-9 Big East) record. He was named the conference’s coach of the year after the program finished with a league record of .500 or better for the first time since 2014-15.

“We are excited to have Coach Anderson leading St. John’s Basketball into the next chapter of its rich and storied tradition,” said Father Brian Shanley, St. John’s president, in a news release. “In my time at St. John’s, Coach Anderson and the men’s basketball program have represented our University in a first class manner on the court, in the classroom and in the community. We are pleased with his leadership as well as the positive impact he has made within the St. John’s and local community.”

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St. John’s hired Anderson in April 2019, and the team has produced back-to-back winning seasons for a cumulative 33-26 mark. He succeeded Chris Mullin, who was 59-73 in four seasons.

In 19 seasons of coaching, Anderson, 61, has a 402-226 record with UAB (2002-06), Missouri (2006-11), Arkansas (2011-19) and St. John’s. His teams have appeared in the NCAA Tournament nine times and advanced out of the first round six times, including a pair of Sweet 16 berths and an Elite Eight appearance.

He has never had a sub-.500 season.

–Field Level Media