Purdue Athletics announced on Friday that head coach, Matt Painter, signed a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season.
The contract also stipulates that beginning in 2019 Painter’s contract will roll in five-year terms via one-year extensions. This likely means Painter will be in West Lafayette beyond the 2023-24 season. This move, done for recruiting purposes, will allow Painter to tell recruits and their family members that he will be the head coach throughout their potential time at Purdue.
Through a statement in a press release, Purdue Athletics Director Mike Bobinski had this to say about Painter.
“Matt Painter is a proven winner, and he wins with integrity,” Purdue vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics Mike Bobinski said. “He has built a program that makes Boilermaker fans proud and embodies the very best of college athletics. Matt’s priorities and approach align perfectly with our values at Purdue and are evidenced by the success his players achieve on the court and in the classroom. We are excited for the future of Purdue men’s basketball under Matt’s continued leadership.”
In 13 seasons, Painter has compiled a record of 295-149. He’s appeared in the NCAA Tournament 10 times, won two Big Ten regular season championships, one Big Ten Tournament championship, and advanced to four Sweet 16’s. He is currently third all-time at Purdue in wins with 295. Only Ward “Piggy” Lambert (371) and Gene Keady (512) have more.
Last season Purdue set a school record with 30 wins, and look primed for another run as a potential top-four team in the Big Ten this season.
Purdue has been one of the Big Ten’s most successful programs over the last four seasons. Today’s announcement ensures that Purdue will continue to try to keep this level of success moving forward to years to come.