Greg Paulus signs contract extension with Niagara men's basketball

Paulus' contract runs through the 2024-25 season
Posted at 12:18 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 12:18:32-04

NIAGARA COUNTY, NY (WKBW) — Niagara men's basketball coach Greg Paulus is sticking around a while longer, signing a contract extension to remain the Purple Eagles' head coach through the 2024-25 season.

"Greg's passion for Niagara Basketball can be felt daily," Director of Athletics Simon Gray said in a press release. "He has made an immediate impact on our student-athletes, around our campus, and in the greater community. There is a lot of momentum in our basketball program and we are excited about the future."

Paulus has been head coach of the Purple Eagles since November 2019 and was the recipient of the Joe B. Hall National Coach of the Year Award, given to the top NCAA D-I first-year coach in college basketball. His team finished last season with a 12-20 (9-11 in the MAAC) and won their first MAAC Tournament game before the rest of their season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It is a privilege to be the head men's basketball coach at Niagara University," Paulus said in a statement. "We will continue working to enrich the lives of our student-athletes on and off the court to make Niagara University, the community, and alumni proud."

The Purple Eagles are set to begin their 2020 all-conference schedule in early December.