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IPFW announced Thursday that men's basketball coach Tony Jasick received a contract extension through the 2017-18 season.

IPFW extends contract for men's basketball coach Tony Jasick

IPFW men's basketball coach Tony Jasick received a two-year contract extension Thursday, the university announced.

The extension will keep Jasick in charge of the Mastodons through the 2017-18 season.

"Under Coach Jasick, he and his staff have improved on the court and in the classroom," IPFW interim athletic director Kelley Hartley Hutton said at the news conference to announce the deal. "The university is very excited about the direction of the program under his leadership."

Jasick was named head coach April 20, 2011, after former Dane Fife left after six seasons to become an assistant coach at Michigan State.

IPFW is 27-36 overall and 12-22 in Summit League play in two seasons with Jasick as coach. He has the most wins in his first two seasons as a Mastodons coach in the school's NCAA Division I history, and he has the third-most wins in school history.

The Mastodons' 16 wins last season is tied for the most in a season since 1992-93, and the team's six-game winning streak, which included a 91-72 win over Oakland in the Summit League tournament quarterfinals, was the longest since the 1992-93 season.

IPFW's season ended in a 72-56 loss to South Dakota State in the Summit League semifinals, which left it at 19-17 last year.

Jasick has been part of the IPFW basketball team staff since the 2005-06 season. He served as an assistant coach for three years and associated head coach for four years before being named head coach.

IPFW's team improved in the class room under Jasick, positing back-to-back perfect single-year Annual Progress Report scores and the team's GPA has been 2.99 the last two seasons.

"I'm extremely grateful for this opportunity to not only lead this program, but hopefully, be involved in a number of exciting times on our campus," Jasick said. "I think our campus is exploding with great things. I hope our basketball program can continue to one of the areas that we take a lot of pride in and provide some leadership to our campus and community."