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April 24. 2014 8:46PM

UNH women's hoop coach Magarity earns 5-year pact extension

Maureen Magarity 

Maureen Magarity has agreed to a five-year contract extension to remain as head women's basketball coach at the University of New Hampshire. The announcement was made Thursday by UNH director of athletics Marty Scarano.

In four seasons Magarity has led the Wildcats to back-to-back semifinal appearances in the America East tournament. This season the program posted a 19-12 overall record including 12-4 in conference play. It's the most single-season wins since the 1998-99 campaign (19-8, 13-5 AE).

Magarity quickly made a positive impact on the program with a pair of winning seasons in her four years at UNH.

In comparison, New Hampshire was a combined 33-87 the four years prior to her arrival.

In just her second year at the helm, Magarity guided the Wildcats to their second postseason appearance in the program's 37-year history when UNH advanced to the 2012 Women's Basketball Invitational. New Hampshire finished the 2011-12 year with a 16-14 overall record to mark the team's first winning season since 2006 and most wins since 2002.

"I'm thrilled for the opportunity to continue to be a part of the UNH family," said Magarity. "This is an exciting time for women's basketball at UNH and we look forward to building on a winning tradition, recruiting and developing outstanding young women for the future."

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