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Head Coaches Receive Contract Renewals, Extensions

Aug. 2, 2017

STORRS, Conn. - UConn Director of Athletics David Benedict has renewed and extended the contracts of a number of Husky head coaches. The extensions mean that all UConn head coaches have contracts through at least 2017-18, with many of them going beyond that.

"We are very fortunate to have a great group of head coaches here at UConn who care about our student-athletes and our school," said Benedict. "The stability of head coaches is an important piece of a successful collegiate athletic department. I look forward to working with all of our head coaches for a successful 2017-18 academic year."

The latest renewals include:

Women's track and field and cross country head coach J.J. Clark, who is entering his fourth season at UConn. Clark led the Huskies to the American Athletic Conference indoor championship in 2015 and won a pair of national championships during a prestigious career at Tennessee as head coach.

Women's ice hockey coach Chris MacKenzie is entering his fifth season at UConn. He led the Huskies to the 2016 Hockey East quarterfinals and to a winning record in the 2015-16 season, the first for the program in six years.

Director of Tennis Glenn Marshall is entering his 25th season working with the men's program and 19th with the women's team. The Husky women's team has sent a record number of performers to the ITA Regional Championship in each of the past two years and both programs have won multiple NCAA Public Recognition Awards for outstanding APR scores.

Golf coach Dave Pezzino is entering his 11th year at UConn. Pezzino led UConn to three invitational titles this past year and was the Division I New England Coach of the Year in 2015-16. Pezzino-led teams have also earned NCAA Public Recognition Awards for outstanding APR score in each year of his UConn career.

Men's track and field and cross country head coach Greg Roy is entering his 29th year as head coach in track and field and 33rd in cross country. He has led UConn to 13 conference titles during his time at UConn and 35 Huskies have earned All-American honors.

Rowing head coach Jen Wendry is entering her 21st season as head coach. Wendry is the only head coach in the history of the Husky program. During her career, she has led UConn to the points trophy at the Dad Vail Invitational and the Huskies finished third at the 2014 American Athletic Conference Championship.

Women's lacrosse head coach Katie Woods is entering her eighth season at UConn. Woods has earned Big East coaching honors twice during her career and has 73 career wins at UConn, the most in school history.