Saint Peter's extends Dunne through 2015-16

Jun 22, 2011 - 5:04 PM Jersey City, NJ (Sports Network) - Saint Peter's College has extended the contract of men's basketball coach John Dunne through the 2015-16 season.

Dunne led the Peacocks to a record of 20-14 last season and their first NCAA Tournament bid since 1995. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champs fell to Purdue in their tourney opener.

In five seasons with Saint Peter's, Dunne has a record of 58-96. The Peacocks won just 11 games in his first two years, but have turned it around with 47 wins the past three seasons.

"John has done an excellent job of rebuilding the men's basketball program over the past five years," said Saint Peter's athletic director Patrick Elliott. "Throughout his tenure, he has guided our student-athletes to success both on the court and in the classroom."

The Peacocks have put together consecutive winning seasons for the first time since 2004-05 and '05-06, and the 20-win season was the first for the program since 1990-91.

"I'm very proud of our team's accomplishments since arriving at Saint Peter's," said Dunne. "I look forward to the future and continuing to build upon our success."

Saint Peter's has never made consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and last won at least 20 games in back-to-back years in 1987-88 and '88-89.

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