Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has signed a contract extension to stay with the Cougars until the 2024-2025 season, school announced Thursday.
Sampson had been the main job candidate in Arkansas when the Razorbacks fired Mike Anderson last month.
"I'm delighted to be at the University of Houston," Sampson said. "We have designed this program to such an extent that we can now participate in the championships, and I am pleased that our administration is involved."
Chancellor Renu Khator, chairman of the board of regents Tilman Fertitta and sports director Chris Pezman, quoted by Sampson, said: "They gave us the opportunity to compete in championships. a coach wants. "
Sampson, 63, succeeded Houston in 2014 and led the Cougars to two appearances in NCAA tournaments in five seasons. They finished 33-4 this season, winning the American Athletics Conference and qualifying for the Sweet 16 before losing to Kentucky last week.
"I'm proud of our team this year," he said. "The people who matter most are the players, all we do is for them, we have excellent young men who represent this university in the right way, and I'm delighted to continue to be the coach. and to recruit kids that our fans can be proud of.We are excited about the future. "
The financial terms of the extension have not been disclosed.
Sampson revived a university career that had been disrupted by NCAA violations of unlawful appeals to recruits in both Oklahoma and Indiana. These violations resulted in a five-year NCAA justification order that prevented Sampson, who led the Sooners to the Final Four in 2002, from college training until hired in Houston.
Associated Press contributed to this report.