Earlier today, Xavier announced that they've given a contract extension to head coach Brian Neal, it will run through the 2018-19 season. Neal led the Musketeers to 18 wins this season, after posting just eight last year. Here is part of the release:
Xavier University Director of Athletics Greg Christopher has announced the contract of head women's basketball coach Brian Neal has been extended through the 2018-19 season. Neal recently wrapped up his second season as head coach, leading the team to an 18-15 record and a postseason tournament.
"The turnaround of our women's program is on track," said Christopher. "Brian and his staff led the team through an important year. A winning campaign and postseason tournament experience were significant steps in building a successful program. While there is still work to be done and we have championship expectations, Brian has a strong foundation for the future."
Neal led the team to a 10-win improvement from a year ago (18-15 vs. 8-23), finishing the year ranked ninth nationally in win improvement. Xavier also posted a winning season and participated in a postseason tournament for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign.
Neal just completed his second season with Xavier.