The Butler Bulldogs have made the Round of 32 each of the last two seasons under head coach Chris Holtmann. The Bulldog faithful will have to get used to seeing him on the sideline for the near future.
It was reported on Thursday that the coach had agreed to an extension that will keep him with the team through the 2021-22 season. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the team seems pretty excited about the future.
Over the last two seasons, Chris Holtmann has went 45-22 since replacing Brandon Miller. He is only the second coach to lead the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament in both of his first two seasons, preceded by current Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.
Butler went 22-11 and finished fourth in the Big East last season. While they lose their top two players, Kellen Dunham and Roosevelt Jones, to graduation, Holtmann brings in the second-highest recruiting class in school history for the 2016-17 season.
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