The Northwestern Wildcats have extended men’s head basketball coach Chris Collins after their most successful season in their history. This past season, Collins lead the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament for the first time ever and beat Vanderbilt in round one.
According to the Chicago Tribune, he is reported to be locked up until the 2024-2025 season which is not surprising to see him get such a lengthy extension. Collins was hired as head coach in 2013 and rebuilt the basketball program turning them to sub-.500 bad into a tournament-bound team. He is 73-60 overall at Northwestern and 44-24 in his past two seasons.
After a historical season last year the Wildcats have a bright look at the future hoping to make it further into the NCAA tournament next year. Collins has built something special at Northwestern. Not just a successful team, but a culture of winning and achieving the goals they set for themselves.
While Northwestern’s basketball arena will be under construction, the Wildcats will play their home game at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. While the trip may be out of the way for people in Evanston to attend the game, the Chicago-land suburbs will have better access to Collins’ team.