GREENSBORO, July 11, 2008 — The North Carolina A&T interim athletics director has announced a four-year contract extension for women’s basketball coach Patricia-Cage Bibbs. Financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
Bibbs will begin working under her new contract immediately which means the terms of her old deal have been voided in place of her new arrangement. Bibbs’ new contract extends into the 2011-2012 season.
“Patricia was brought in to do what she has done so many times in her career – elevate a program to the top of the conference,’’ said Brown. “She certainly has not disappointed. She has taken the women’s basketball program from the middle of the pack in the conference and made us the team to beat in the MEAC. We are excited about where she can take our program not only in the MEAC, but nationally.”
“This is a joyous day for me,’’ said Bibbs. “The opportunity to coach at an institution like North Carolina A&T is a privilege because the Aggie family has been so gracious to me, my family and our program. I said when I came here I was going to take this program to the NCAA Tournament and this gives me the opportunity to do that many times over.”
Bibbs had the Aggies on the brink of the NCAA Tournament in March. The Aggies lost to Coppin State in the MEAC Championship Game 72-70. Despite the title-game loss, the Aggies put together the best regular-season in school history.
The Aggies won a school-record 25 games, won the MEAC regular-season title with a 15-1 record and earned the program’s first national postseason appearance in 14 years when they earned an automatic bid to the WNIT. For her efforts Bibbs was named MEAC Coach of the Year, marking the ninth time she has earned a conference coach of the year honor.
Bibbs enters her 24th season as a collegiate coach. She has a career record of 422-246 and 51-40 in three seasons as the Aggies head coach. In her career, she has won 11 regular-season titles, nine conference tournaments and has led a team to the NCAA Tournament six times.