ETSU men's basketball coach Murry Bartow signs two-year contract extension
Bartow
Bartow

Friday, October 21, 2005

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 21, 2005) - ETSU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dave Mullins announced Friday that men's basketball coach Murry Bartow has signed a two-year contract extension to remain coach of the Buccaneers.

 

"I'm glad we were able to reach an agreement through the 2009 season to give our team stability and great leadership," Mullins said. "Coach Bartow continues to attract outstanding players and quality individuals to ETSU. We hope this contract extension will help us maintain our men's basketball as a prominent mid-major program.

 

"The improvements we continue to make in all facets of our department and our exciting facility plan will allow us to improve on our great basketball tradition at ETSU for many years to come. We're glad Coach Bartow wants to be a part of that."

 

Bartow said he is excited about continuing to guide the Buccaneer basketball program.    

 

"I appreciate the confidence that both Dave Mullins and President Stanton have shown in the program and the direction we are leading this team," Bartow said. "I'm really excited about the upcoming season and I'm very happy with the way recruiting has gone. Our family has really enjoyed Johnson City and the entire Tri-Cities community. We're looking forward to a strong future for ETSU basketball."

 

In two seasons at ETSU, Bartow has led the Bucs to an overall record of 37-25. The 2003-04 team produced one of the greatest seasons in ETSU history under Bartow's direction. The Bucs went 27-6 overall, capturing the Southern Conference regular season and tournament championships, and nearly upsetting Cincinnati in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. For his efforts in 2003-04, Bartow was named SoCon Coach of the Year.

 

The Bucs open the 2005-06 season on Nov. 18 against in-state rival Tennessee. Season tickets for ETSU basketball are now on sale and can be purchased by calling 423-439-ETSU (3878).

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College